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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    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.
    And if the teacher is the abuser?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyhugs View Post
    And if the teacher is the abuser?
    Of course that is still possible.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquillah View Post
    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.



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    I agree!! I definitely would allow my child to attend. It's about keeping our children safe by giving them the vocabulary they need to have a voice should anyone try to do anything to them. Shows like this one do all this in an age appropriate way.

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    I'll definitely let my child be a part of this. It is mandatory for teachers in WA to teach basics on the body, naming private parts, and what's ok and not from pre-primary age... I think it's extremely important as most child predators are people the child trusts.

    As for parents... They're a pain in the bum (I'm a teacher! lol) most of the time and there is little space for them depending on where the show was etc... So it's unnecessary for them to be there...imo.. Its just another subject area...

    Parents ought to be teaching this early on anyway at home so just make sure s/he understands from you about safety etc...

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    Nope these things need to be taught by the parent

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    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.
    Good point. At first I thought it was weird that parents couldn't attend, but I hadn't considered this (sadly too common) scenario and your explanation makes perfect sense.
    I'd definitely let my children go. I think the more they get these messages, the safer they are. I think the parents still have an important role in educating their children, but I also believe they go to school for education about life, not just for reading and writing. In fact this is probably more important than everything else.
    And I strongly suspect the "keeping secrets" topic would be along the same lines as "everyone has a bottom" ie: secrets can be about presents or surprises but other secrets should be told. That's not explained very well but I'm sure they do it better at school. They are the experts when it comes to imparting info to kids, after all.

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    Yes, I would let my children go.

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    Unfortunately, kids are kids and even though your daughter may got to reading, when she gets back the children could possibly be talking about it or start singing songs from it.

    I have a few memories of this from when I went to school!

    I do think that you should be able to get a transcript or some website you can go to in order to educate you as to what's been seen so you can sit down and have a conversation about it when your child gets home.

    This way if there has been misunderstandings or 'playground interpretations' you can comfortably correct it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    Nope these things need to be taught by the parent
    SHOULD doesn't translate to IS. I have a lot of children in my class who are NOT down with the basics of any of the topics being discussed here. Except keeping secrets. Kids know how to cover their own hide

    The fact remains that in a lot of situations, teachers are filling children in on a lot of vital information that ideally should come from parents, but for a myriad of reasons, doesn't. I am a very open person about questions like this; the kids in my class know they can ask me a question about anything and I'll answer it as honestly and straightforward as I can, without trying to step on parents toes. (However when I had a gr 2 girl come to me in the playground the other day and ask why boys have bellybuttons, as they didn't need them because they don't have babies.. I had to interalise my giggle until I set her straight and run inside! )

    OP, I would certainly send my children to that show. I don't believe it has any sinister intentions, and the fact parents can't attend I would attribute to reasons already discussed.

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    I'd let DD attend. DD is 2 and we already talk about these topics.


 

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