Children should be empowered to listen to that little voice that might say, “Uh-oh something doesn’t feel right.”
If they don’t want to be touched that particular day or any day, no one ought to be allowed to push the issue.
No one should be allowed to minimize their feelings by saying things like, “Why is he making such a big deal about it? It is just a game. We did this all of the time when I was growing up.”
Boundaries are there to protect everyone. They keep everyone feeling safe and secure. Children have a right to feel safe and secure.
If/when they don’t, they ought to be able to reach out to a safe adult who will restore safety and security in their precious lives.
Here are 4 additional quick tips to go over with children. These tips may help them to tell a potential abuser “no” and tell a safe adult quickly.
4. Say no and tell me if anyone….makes you feel funny, strange, or yucky.
5. Say no and tell me if anyone….wants to take pictures of you without any clothes on.
6. Say no and tell me if anyone…. wants you to take off your clothes and you don’t want to.
7. Say no and tell me if anyone….tickles you but does not stop once you tell them to.
If a child comes to you with this information, please don’t ignore it. Please make every attempt to give that child safety and security.
Report child abuse if you suspect it.
CTA: Donate to organizations. Volunteer to help.
LEARN what you can do in your community to help victims & Survivors of violence and abuse.
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“We’ve been there, experienced that. Trauma, Pain, Abuse & Rape. These are the lessons that we brought back.”
–Tonya GJ Prince has been a leading subject matter expert (SME) in domestic violence and sexual violence.
For over 25 years she has helped people heal, prevent, and overcome domestic and sexual violence.
In order to accomplish this mission, she founded several diverse & inclusive platforms designed to allow Survivors to use their own voices including;
WESurviveAbuse.com, SurvivorAffirmations.com, & BraidtheLadder.org.
Tonya is an author, activist, advocate, Survivor, speaker, counselor, & mentor.
B.S. Organizational Management & Development/Bluefield College
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