This blog posted on teaches parents the importance of properly teaching their children about protecting themselves. She provides abuse statistics that read 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys will be molested by the time they turn 18 and that most of the abuse happens before a child reaches the age of four (4). She reiterates child protection training starts at home, and the importance of educating children about their body parts and protecting their bodies. The book Some Parts are Not for Sharing by Julie K. Federico is a simple but effective way for parents to communicate to a child what areas are defined as private.

When this book is read to children and they are introduced to the characters, they remember what they have been taught and it helps them protect themselves. The blogger suggests reading this story repeatedly to help your child(ren) realize their private areas are not for others to touch. Always remember the key to preventing abuse to a child is teaching them awareness.

Some Parts are Not for Sharing