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A book for talking to tweens about body safety.
Hi, I’m Cath Hakanson, and welcome to Sex Ed Rescue. Sex Ed Rescue is my website, which is where I help parents to find a better and an easier way to talk to their kids about love, sex, relationships, and growing up. And body privacy is one of those conversations, body safety that we need to be having with kids. So this book’s called Your Body and you Body privacy. So it’s a series of four books, and I was rather excited when I discovered it because let me just line this up, tell you what lining up sometimes and seeing on the camera.
Yes. So that’s all the different topics doesn’t talk about pornography, but it does talk about online safety. So I’ll just quickly show you through. I’ve had to record this video. This is a fourth time.
My camera just keeps recording. Software keeps playing up. And my dog, Lucy, she’s trying to get out the back door so she can bark. And no one wants to hear that because she’s a little dog, but oh boy, can she bark loud. Okay, so it starts off why it’s my body and talks about how, you know it’s your body.
It does all these wonderful things. Then it goes into different touches. So there are different kinds of touch, good and bad, then feeling good. People may touch you for different reasons. Talking about some touches are not okay.
They can hurt you or make you feel uncomfortable. Lucy. Sorry, I can see her walking to the door over my shoulder. Private parts, or some parts of your body are private, and then it names the parts. Here what I don’t like is that they call it a vagina, whereas the vagina is the inside part and the vulva is the outside part.
But they also talk about the testicles, and the testicles are the inside part and the scrotum is the outside part. So just use the words that you’re comfortable with using and change them. If you don’t want to use those ones, then it talks about sometimes you’ve got to see a doctor and they might need to look at your private parts and talks about when that’s okay. It talks about keeping secrets are you good at keeping secrets? And lays down the ground rules as to what type of secrets they should not be keeping, which is usually about bodies.
And then tells you what to do if someone touches you and you don’t like it, what you can do about that. And then talks about feelings in regards to how you might feel. After that happens, then it goes into safety online. So it talks about how to stay safe online so that it touched a little bit on grooming, because that is a real risk. Kids are at as much risk of being groomed or abused online as they are in the real world, face to face with people.
Then it goes into cyberbullying as well, which is stupid. It doesn’t talk about pornography, but it does mention in there that you should only take photos and share photos that you’d be happy for parents or teachers to see. And then it goes into mobile safety and talks about how to look after a phone because, you know, they are expensive and my nose is super itchy. And then it goes into the fact that you’re the boss of your body and you look after it and all that sort of stuff. It’s spring in Australia and I haven’t taken my antihistamine for the day.
My camera is also on an angle. It looks like I’m at sea at the moment. It’s like the artwork behind me super crooked. But anyway, I’m sorry that I’m not going to record this video for a fith time. I’ve got about 30 books in a pile next to me, so I’m going to have a sore throat by the end of the day.
But look, this is just a brilliant book. It’s good for those kids that are that in between age, that tween age and for just making sure that they do remember about what the things are that they need to do to keep their body safe. OK, cheers.