Violence Prevention: My Body Belongs to Me
-For Grades K-2
-DVD + Printable Teaching Guide
This program is designed to help young children protect themselves from the trauma of sexual abuse by making it clear that their body belongs to them.
This program is designed to help young children protect themselves from the trauma of sexual abuse by making it clear that their body belongs to them. Using age-appropriate dialogue between a guidance counselor and two appealing puppets, and between the puppets and members of the live student audience, sensitively reinforces the idea that every child’s body is private and that no one is allowed to touch it. The video asserts that each child owns his or her body. Also, defines as private parts that area of the body covered by your bathing suit. Explains good touches, describes bad touches as making you feel “yucky” or weird. Stresses the three important things viewers should do if someone ever tries to give them bad touches. Lastly, warns against anyone who might call bad touches, “Our little secret.” Declaring that no child ever needs to keep such a secret, advises viewers to tell a grown-up at once.