Jewish Family Services(JFS) has created a program to address sexual abuse of children. They use age-appropriate, engaging tools to teach school age children how to protect themselves from predators.
One tool JFS uses in their Safe Touch presentation, is a video appropriate for kindergartner and 1st graders, Winnie the pooh and his friend, Piglet describes how to report inappropriate touches using songs and conversations. You can view the video titled, "Too smart for stangers with Winnie the Pooh" below.
The video has clips of children practicing saying no to predators. They also explain the things that abusers use to trick kids into not telling like threatening to harm them or their loved ones.
After the video, the presenter reviews the information and assesses the students by having them to circle pictures of what to do if someone touches them. They also practice saying no to strangers Then they are giving coloring books about the topic to take home.
Jewish Family Services also educates older students about identifying predators, saying no and understanding the tricks that abusers use. They use different tools that would interest the older students. Safe-T and Safe Teen covers students between the ages of 7-12.
Safe Surf and Safe Relations are for pre-teens and teenagers, up to age 19, and ofcourse, it teaches the same principles but with age appropriate tools. Safe surf specifically warns children of the danger of internet predators and crimes, how to response to cyber-bullying and being a good cyber-citizen. .
Parents can request that their child not participate in the schools' presentations. If you are interested in learning more, please visit Jewish Family Service's in St. Louis website at(google and find the website in the city you live in): http://www.jfcs-stl.org/
Books to give your child to help them protect their bodies: