TIPS for what to do to keep kids SAFE ONLINE during this high usage time to prevent predators from accessing your kids.
2:19 You can listen to my podcast episode with Titania Jordan, the CMO of Bark at this link: https://aboutconsent.com/episode/ep-16-online-abuse-what-parents-need-to-know/
11:56 Check out other resources like CyberWise that have great classes (as well as free resources right now) at https://www.cyberwise.org/
IF YOU'RE A PARENT WORKING OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME, THIS VIDEO IS FOR YOU!
Here are the things you can teach your kids if they are under the care of a step-parent, family, friends, babysitters, basically anyone other than yourself.
1- Explain to them what body autonomy and boundaries are.
2- Talk about private parts and how those areas are only for them to touch/see.
3- Talk about the difference between secrets and the difference between secrets and surprises.
4- Create a safety network and let your child know what to do if they are in an unsafe situation or experience unsafe touch.
5- Use things like safety words and teach them that they can ALWAYS tell you anything and that it doesn't matter when something happened, they can still always tell you!
6- Use communication tools (like CONSENTletters™) to let your child's caretakers know that you are actively teaching your kids about body safety.
Check out below for more info on each of these steps!
Sending you love and strength.
Here is the link for the FREE PDF download for the Top Recommended Books For Your Abuse Prevention Library: https://aboutconsent.lpages.co/abuse-prevention-library-pdf
Here is the How To Create A Safety Network video: https://www.consentparenting.com/blog/how-to-create-a-safety-network-for-your-kids-and-why-it-s-so-important
Here is the CONSENTletters™ templates mini-course discounted link: https://www.consentparenting.com/offers/Lc3932Nx/checkout?coupon_code=EMPOWER&fbclid=IwAR3R7yonwBf-ZFoXd_ORTbJHzWHAe-vj3VeQgyuBWzlhLtSjUJCEegKqsTQ
If you are experiencing school/daycare interruptions and are getting creative with childcare so you can continue to work, please note that this is one of THE MOST CRITICAL TIMES to also empower your kids.
Unfortunately, these changes in childcare can put kids at greater risk. BUT you don't have to panic. This is a time to educate and empower.
THIS WEEK ALL WEEK I'll be coming on LIVE to give you...
When it comes to finding ways to reinforce lessons about abuse prevention, you can definitely find GOLD in JK Rowlings Harry Potter series. I've been able to pull beautiful examples of consent, secrets and tricky people as well as many others.
I talk about those three in this video so you can get a sense of how to use them in the books that your kids are already reading. But I also give an example from media (Frozen) and how you can use those as well.
We want to know that our kids are truly understanding the lessons we teach about body safety, boundaries and consent. So getting affirmations coming FROM THEM is such a wonderful feeling.
It's a confirmation that they are 'getting it' and that they are becoming empowered!
There are many ways we can use everyday moments to teach and then reinforce abuse prevention education without it having to feel or be uncomfortable or anxiety-producing! The tools are all around us! You just have to start to see the world through consent!
I invite you to check out this episode where we discuss:
What is Consent & Boundaries are.
What those concepts mean for the empowerment of women.
What parents should do if they suspect abuse.
Why it's so important to educate our youth on these topics!
What abuse survivors need to know!
ABUSE PREVENTION TOOLKIT: A safety network is a MUST in your abuse prevention toolkit. Here are the reasons why:
- Your child needs to know that they have other adults/peers in their life that they can turn to if they need help and you (as the primary caregiver) are either unavailable or they can't turn to you for any number of reasons.
- They may be put in a position where they are bribed, threatened or
So what do you need to create a safety-network?
You need to have 3 to 5 adults (can include one peer) and one of those adults needs to be someone that is NOT family.
Your child should help you select who they feel are the trusted adults that can be included in the safety-network.
once you have your list, you need to then ask those adults/peers if they are willing to be in your family's safety- network and what that will mean if they agree.
What it will mean is that they are accessible to reach by phone or in-person and that if they can't be accessible that they can reach out to...
In this episode, I had the great pleasure of connecting with Melissa Carnagey of Sex Positive Families. Melissa is one of the first educators I found when I started on my own journey of educating my kids on the topics of consent and sexual health. Her comprehensive resources and style of educating (straight forward, shame-free and sex positive) were so refreshing and empowering! So I am thrilled to introduce you to her work if you don’t already know her! In this episode we talked about a number of things including: – Her WHY of becoming a sex educator – How Sex Positive Families came to be and it’s mission – Why sex positive education in the BIPOC community is so important (as well as the representation of POC in the education space) – How sex ed for those with trauma history is so important, particularly when educating our kids about these, sometimes triggering, topics.
Melissa Carnagey (she/they) is a sexuality educator, licensed social...
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