Teaching Our Children Ways To Keep Their Bodies SafeTeaching Our Children Ways To Keep Their Bodies Safe
(© 2007) By Vicki Polin
I think it's a common problem in many observant Jewish communities that we are afraid to teach our children that the world isn't perfect.
We have no problem warning our children not to run out into the street. Not to touch a hot pan on the stove. Yet we are afraid to teach our children ways that might help them keep their bodies safe from a potential sexual predator.
If you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or work with children please go to the following site: It's a program that's been around in the secular world for years that helps teach children about "good touch, bad touch".
One way that helps to teach young children about their bodies and keeping them safe is by reading. A good book for kids is "Red Flag Green Flag People: A Personal Safety Program for Children/& Coloring Book". This coloring book for kids has been around since the 1980's (I think?).
On The Awareness Center's web page we have several other suggested books you might want to look over that are for both adults and children. If you can think of other books not listed, please forward the information to me.