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Body Safety Resources

Body Safety Resources

Designed to empower children to understand the 5 Body Safety Rules to help protect them from harm and abuse.

Developed by educator and author, Jayneen Sanders (AKA Jay Dale), this essential program for educators and parents will help you learn how to use the resources and, most importantly, how to teach and empower children with these important and practical safety practices.

Many people are uninformed as to what constitutes a body safety education program and fear that such a program would discuss sex and sexual abuse with their children. This is not the case. Where young children are concerned, body safety programs should be age-appropriate, non-threatening, and aim to teach children these basic points:

  • Your body is YOUR body and no-one else has the right to touch it, especially your private areas (those covered by a bathing suit)
  • If someone does touch you inappropriately, you must tell a trusted adult and keep telling until you are believed
  • Be able to identify the difference between safe and unsafe touch
  • Understand what the words ‘respect’ and ‘consent’ mean
  • Know what actions you can take if you feel worried or unsafe

Free information and resources for parents and educators

Body safety education and consent training and resources

Designed to empower children to understand the 5 Body Safety Rules to help protect them from harm and abuse.

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My Safety Network activity

We at ChildSafe have partnered with Valuing Children Initiative (VCI) to develop a resource that empowers children to discover how to choose their safety network.

Your safety network is a group of people, chosen by you, who make you feel safe, provide you with support, assistance, and, if necessary, protection. They are people who you trust and feel you can go to when you feel unsafe. It is important to know that just because someone is an adult or tells you to trust them, you don’t have to. It is your right to choose your safety network.

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Free body safety posters

This series of free posters helps to reinforce the key body safety messages taught during the program. They provide children with reminders about their body safety rules and early warning signs.

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My Body Safety Rules (non-English versions)

My Body Safety Rules (non-English versions: Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malagasy, Malaysian, Mongolian, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Xhosa, Myanmar, Poe Kayin, Sagaw Kayin)

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My Early Warning Signs (non-English versions)

My Early Warning Signs (non-English versions: Afrikaans, Arabic, Indonesian, Malaysian, Nepali, Spanish, Swedish, Xhosa)

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Poster - When to Begin Consent and Body Safety Conversations

Below is an approximate guide on when to begin conversations with your child around consent and body safety. All children are different, and you know your child best. Be guided by their ability to focus and the questions they ask. These conversations are ongoing and can happen over years. Use their questions, family discussions, children’s books, and situations that may occur to have open and ongoing conversations. Everyday situations that may arise can be teaching and learning opportunities.

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Body Safety & Consent — free resource collection

  • Posters
  • Activities/worksheets
  • Videos for children
  • Videos for adult education/awareness
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Posters for children, family, community, school

  • Feelings cards
  • How are you feeling today, activity sheet
  • Positive worlds for children
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7 key body safety messages

A great resource for parents, caregivers, and other adults to remember the 7 key body safety messages for kids.

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Book - My Body! What I say goes!

A book to empower and teach children about personal body safety, feelings, safe and unsafe touch, private parts, secrets and surprises, consent, and respectful relationships.

Written by the author of ‘No Means No!’ and ‘Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept’, this book will teach children the following crucial and empowering skills in personal body safety:

  • Identifying safe and unsafe feelings
  • Recognising early warning signs
  • Developing a safety network
  • Using the correct names for private parts
  • Understanding the difference between safe and unsafe touch
  • Understanding the difference between secrets and surprises
  • Respecting body boundaries
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Book - No Means No!

No Means No! is a 26 page, full colour children’s picture book about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries.

This book can be read to children from 3 to 9 years. It is a springboard for discussions regarding children’s choices and their rights. The ‘Note to the Reader’ at the beginning of the book and the ‘Discussion Questions’ on the final pages, guide and enhance this essential discussion.

It is crucial that our children, from a very young age, are taught to have a clear, strong voice in regards to their rights – especially about their bodies. In this way, they will have the confidence to speak up when they are unhappy or feel uncomfortable in any situation. A strong, confident voice as a young child converts to a strong, confident pre-teen, teenager and adult.

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Past webinar recordings

View past webinar recordings for free on the ChildSafe YouTube page.

Facebook page for parents

ChildSafe Australia established this group to help support parents and build a community where we can all learn and support each other.

eSafety online

View resources and guides to help build your family’s eSafety online.

Reporting abuse

View resources and referral agencies to assist you in reporting abuse and receiving help.
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