Teaching children about Body Safety and Consent — Books and Resources

On this page we have collated all of our resources specifically for teaching children about Body Safety and Consent. The resources include books, lesson plans, free posters and activities.

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Why teach Body Safety and Consent to children?

Body Safety and Consent Education aims to empower children with skills and knowledge that will lessen the likelihood of them becoming victims of childhood sexual abuse. It is known that approximately 20% of girls, and 8% of boys will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday (Pereda, et al, 2009). That is equivalent to 6 girls and 1 boy in each class of 30 students! These are horrific statistics, but through early education we can make a difference.

Where young children are concerned, Body Safety and Consent education 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.

Teaching children about Body Safety and Consent from an early age will also help them to develop Respectful Relationships as they grow into adults, and be more considerate of others knowing that everyone has the right to feel safe.

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The resources featured on this page are proudly produced by Educate2Empower Publishing.

Educate2Empower Publishing is an international award winning niché children's book publisher who specializes in children's books on Body Safety, Consent, Gender Equality, Respectful Relationships, and Social and Emotional Intelligence

Our books combine beautiful illustrations with key educational concepts capturing the child's imagination as well as teaching them messages crucial to their development and safety.

Empowering children through age-appropriate stories, activities, important lessons and skills, and the encouragement of communication and discussion. The books can also be used to help prevent or overcome bullying, whilst promoting mental health, equality and diversity. Ideal for use and purchase by anyone who cares for children, including parents, school/kindergarten teachers, social workers, psychologists, community health services, family support services, and many more!