What is Body Safety?
Protection Center has developed an age appropriate
presentation on personal safety to be given to
elementary age children in K-3. It is presented in two
1/2 hour sessions. The first session is a puppet
presentation and covers safety with both strangers and
acquaintances, appropriate and inappropriate touching,
assertive responses, and family and community support
systems available. The second session is scheduled
approximately 2-4 weeks afterwards, and is a follow up
with coloring/activity booklets that reinforces the
skills previously taught.
this a sex education class?
No! It is
important to emphasize that this is not a sex education
class and is not designed to instill fear into the
children. It is designed to teach them the skills
necessary to keep their own body safe.
Will it scare
my child to talk about sexual abuse?
children about sexual abuse is as important as any other
safety program. If presented in an age appropriate
manner, It is no more of a threat than teaching that
cars can be dangerous, and that there safety rules to
Will you be
using explicit terms for the body parts?
No! Our program
is a safety program. The private parts are described as
the parts of the body covered by a bathing suit.
Who may I call
with questing about the program?
The program is
presented by a prevention specialist on staff at Child
Protection Center and a caseworker from Scioto-Paint
Valley Mental Health Center.
May I attend the
Yes! We encourage
any parent wishing to attend the program with their
child to feel free to do so. You may need to contact your
child's teacher to make arrangements.
Is there a letter
that is sent home to the parents about the program and
how to keep their children safe?
Yes there is.
Click here to see.