The following links are articles and books that provide some talking points and tips that will support you in facilitating a conversation with your child about keeping their bodies safe. While no conversation can guarantee that nothing bad will happen, the more conversations we have with our children the more we decrease the likelihood that they will be victimized.
Ten Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse:
Tip Sheet, Talking to Children and Teens:
For more specific areas, Stop It Now website has a list of many prevention tips and home planning that can support more specific needs, including vulnerable populations, and safety in specific settings. These can be found at the following link:
It's not the stork, It's so amazing, and It's perfectly normal are three books that support parents in providing age appropriate conversation and detail to their children about their bodies, sex, and everything in between. Some of the information may seem more detailed than what feels comfortable, please remember that the more you normalize ALL body parts, the less likely your children are to feel ashamed to speak up when something is happening.
It's not the stork:
It's so amazing:
It's perfectly Normal