Teaching Children Safety Skills

While keeping children safe is ultimately always the responsibility of adults, there are certain skills and knowledge that children can be taught to help protect themselves and communicate effectively when something isn’t right. These include:

  • Knowing the proper names for body parts
  • Being able to tell the difference between “safe touch” and “unsafe touch”
  • Understanding the principles of boundaries and consent
  • Knowing the pitfalls of online activity and ways to protect themselves