How we work with Teachers and Early Childhood Educators to prevent sexual abuse
As a teacher (and maybe a parent yourself), the topic of sexual abuse can feel overwhelming, and the statistics don’t help:
- Half of University students recently surveyed experienced sexual harassment, whilst 10 per cent of female students and 2.9 per cent of male students had been sexually assaulted
- 1 in 5 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18
- The average age of victimisation is 9 years old
The problem, including the issue of consent is complex, and it can be hard to know what to do. As a community, we can bring about culture change!
But we need to start early. This is why Body Safety Australia exists.
As part of our inclusive, whole community approach, Body Safety Australia has developed targeted programs for early education (3-4-year-olds), primary school students (Foundation - Grade 5/6) and secondary students (Year 7 - 12) about consent, respectful relationships, and body safety.
We provide positive, evidence-based programs to educate adults on abuse prevention and empower children to develop healthy, respectful relationships. Keeping children safe means engaging whole communities; teachers, parents, carers, and children.
What can you do?
As an educator, you can take part in our professional development, invite us to work with your early childhood centre or school or speak to us about how we can tailor a solution to support you in Child Safe Standards compliance