How and when to tell your kids about the birds and bees: Guide for parents and teachers
'Our children are raping each other' was the head line in the 'Sunday Times' of 18 November 2007. The article stated that "Boys as young as seven in sex attacks" and " 43% of assaults committed by kids". Experts and child abuse activists have warned that sexual abuse at schools is on the increase and this extreme form of bullying in South Africa is out of control.
Shocking trends are emerging. Joan van Niekerk of Childline said a disturbing 43% of sexual crimes reported to the organization's hotline this year were committed by children.
"Inappropriate sexual behaviour could start as early as pre-school." The news paper article referred to the case where "a five-year old girl inserted a foreign object into the vagina of another girl. It was aggressive behaviour, not for sexual gratification." According to Rapcan, an organization fighting child abuse and neglect, 40% of reported rape cases in South Africa were perpetrated by people under 18.
All these disturbing facts are the reality of our times, therefore an empowered parent will equip themselves to prepare and talk to their kids about sexual issues. This talk will equip parents to know how to handle any question or situation regarding sexual issues.
Ilze has presented the talk at various nursery and primary schools nationally. The attendees of the talk are parents and teachers. Parents can either attend the talk at Bella Vida Centre or at schools who book the talk to be presented at the school. This topic is also popular at functions and in the corporate arena.
This informative manual is for parents and teachers to help explain to children about sexual education.
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