How we work with parents and carers to prevent sexual abuse
As a parent, 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
- 1 in 12 girls will be sexually abused before their 6th birthday
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 teaches children as young as three years old (along with their parents, teachers and the broader community) 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; parents, carers, teachers and children.
What can you do?
As a parent, you can take part in workshops, invite us to present at your children’s school and gently introduce body safety concepts in the home with our specially curated books and resources.
To book a session, or to talk to us about visiting your school, contact us here.