Teaching Kids How to be Safe

Published: 11th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2014 08:45 AM   |  A+A-


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: children’s library in the city conducted a child safety workshop on its premises on Saturday. The two hour session was organised to sensitise children on how to differentiate between the good touch and the bad touch. The session was felicitated by Baby Mathew (child psychologist) and his wife Litty Mathew.

It is important for children to be aware of dangerous situations that may lead to abuse, they said. The child safety workshop conducted by was a personal safety program for children aged 7 to 12, with a focus on preventing child abuse. Through positive, non-threatening, simple key messages and stories, young children were introduced to the concepts of body ownership and rights, privacy, safe and unsafe touching and the need to say no and be assertive when required. They were also told the importance of speaking to a trusted adult when something is inappropriate. The session conducted from 5 to 7 pm also taught the children the importance of their body.

Seema Richard, the co-founder of the library here said, “We keep on conducting such workshops frequently. In the current social scenario, we feel that such a workshop would be beneficial to the kids,” The library is situated near Vellayambalam in the city.


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