It is very important to educate your children about their sexual health rights and how can they stand up against sexual abuse or harassment of any kind from anyone.
Even young kids can be a victim of sexual harassment and abuse, and the sad reality is that it often comes from people they know and trust. A lot of these people target innocent children because they know the kids won’t be able to retaliate against the abuse. Some even threaten or frighten the child that they are not to share this with their parents or any other elders. Educating your child about these things and maintaining a friendly and open relationship with them is the best way to build trust and protect them against anything out of the line.
Start with teaching your kids the name of their private parts so they know how to express any concerns in the right language. Next, talk to your kids about why its wrong if someone touches them inappropriately and they shouldn’t stay quiet if someone is making them feel uncomfortable by their words or actions. Assure them that its okay to say no even if its some elder or family member who is making these advances.