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    So at DD's school they're having a live show come in that is, quote,

    "A Personal Safety Education Program. Topics covered include "Saying Yes and No" "Bad and Good Feelings" "The Body's Warning Signs" "My Private Parts" and "Keeping Secrets" plus fun games to play with the mascot of the show"

    Parents are unable to attend the show with the classes, but you can choose if you want your child to attend or not.

    I ticked no. Something about this doesn't sit well with me. This is a show for Prep age kids, ages five to six. I'm sure most of them aren't even being told the truth about where babies come from yet, let alone being told what p3dophilia is and how to recognise it.

    I understand the intention {teaching kids to keep themselves safe from s.exual harrassment} but as soon as I read the announcement in the newsletter I felt very uncomfortable with the whole idea.

    I talked with the teacher and it's on at the same time as DD's Advanced Readers class with the Grade 2's, so she'll be with them while the Preps go to the show. She won't even know she's missing out, and they do no class or homework on it after the show.

    What do you think?
    Would you let your child attend instead of explaining it yourself/waiting until the appropriate age for the individual?

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    The fact parents are not able to attend wouldn't sit right with me. If parents were able to then yes I probably would attend with my daughter. But yeah... It seems very odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    The fact parents are not able to attend wouldn't sit right with me. If parents were able to then yes I probably would attend with my daughter. But yeah... It seems very odd.
    This!

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    Yes, I would let my child attend.

    The earlier my children learn about trusting instincts, been allowed to say no to adults etc the more confident I feel about leaving them with other people. We do talk about this stuff at home (he is 4) but I would be happy for it to be explained by other adults and reinforce the concepts we talk about at home. I am not worried about not been able to attend as teachers would be there to supervise. I also think they may ask for no parents to be there in case children start dilvuging information and it needs to be treated seriously and privately.

    I also do think all of this sounds age appropriate as well. It is only about their body and their feelings and to me that is stuff that should be discussed as soon as the child can comprehend what you are talking about. The more children recognise what is appropriate and what is not, hopefully we can save some children.



    JMHO

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    I would mostly question the "keeping secrets" part of it. The rest of it was fine, but the secret bit irked me a tad and set off my alarm bells.

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    Yes I'd let my kids attend. I've just ordered a book called "It's My Body", on the topic covered by the show at your school as I believe it is vital for kids to have the knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe. Very very important!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    The fact parents are not able to attend wouldn't sit right with me. If parents were able to then yes I probably would attend with my daughter. But yeah... It seems very odd.
    I agree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Yes I'd let my kids attend. I've just ordered a book called "It's My Body", on the topic covered by the show at your school as I believe it is vital for kids to have the knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe. Very very important!
    I'd let mine attend too, and also wanted to add that "Everyone's got a bottom" to the list of awesome books to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    The fact parents are not able to attend wouldn't sit right with me. If parents were able to then yes I probably would attend with my daughter. But yeah... It seems very odd.
    This was an immediate red flag with me too. I think parents need to be given the opportunity to attend something like this

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    I can understand why parents weren't able to attend.....if they are the ones abusing their child, then if they know what the child was taught, they know how to talk around it so the child doesn't say anything.

    This way, the child has an 'independent' system/knowledge base from which to inform their teacher (or other trusted adult) of what is happening.

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