Good Touch or Bad Touch
It begins with a touch. Being touched can be a source of comfort, as when we are hugged by a loved one. It can be as harmless as someone accidentally brushing against you as they pass by. Or, it can be filled with malice and intent to harm. Knowing the difference is vital to helping prevent sexual abuse of children.
Too many times, there is the failure to properly discuss the body and how to protect it with children, because there is the misconception that they are too young to understand it.
But nothing could be further from the truth. From the moment children can talk, they are ready to learn about their bodies and how to protect them. Teaching them age-appropriate information about what is right and wrong is not going to rob them of their innocence.