Protecting Gods Children

K-2 Lesson 1 and 2

Vocabulary Words

Private body parts—those body parts that are covered by a bathing suit. ƒ


Secret—something kept hidden or unexplained.



  • there are no secrets when it comes to personal and physical safety.
  • It is wrong for an adult or another child to ask you to keep a secret about safety. especially unsafe touches—because that is a way for people to get hurt.
  • you will not be in trouble for telling what happened.



Rules—a prescribed guide for conduct or action.


  • simple rule for what to do if someone tries to touch him or her in an unsafe way. We must must send a clear message.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Lets touch each body part as we sing this song.


Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose, Head and shoulders, knees and toes.

Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Head Shoulders Knees & Toes (Speeding Up) | Nursery Rhyme | Super Simple Songs

The Touching Safety Rules

No one has the right to touch a child’s private body parts except to keep him or her clean and healthy—and then, only a few special safe adults have that right—as designated by the child’s parents.


If someone tries to touch a child’s private body parts or wants the child to touch their private body parts, the child should:


  • Say “No!”
  • Run away.
  • Tell a parent or other safe adult what happened.

What is the difference between 'regular' body parts and 'private' body parts?

We treat private body parts as “special” by keeping them covered. One reason is to help keep our private body parts clean and healthy. ƒ


What do we do if someone wants to touch our private body parts?

What do we do if an adult asks us to touch the adult’s private body parts?


We...

  • Say “No!”
  • Run away.
  • Tell a safe adult what happened. ƒ

What if....

  • What if a grownup asks you to keep a birthday present a secret?
  • What if a grownup offers you a present or a treat to keep you from talking about a touch involving private body parts or any other kind of touch that might upset your parents?
  • What if a grownup is not touching your private body parts, but is doing something else that makes you feel kind of icky?
  • What if the person who is trying to touch your private body parts is a bigger kid, and not an adult?
  • What if a grownup tells you that no one will believe you if you tell?
  • What if the grownup who makes you feel icky is someone you really like, someone your family knows and likes, or even someone in your family?

My Passport

Just as adults carry a passport when they travel in foreign countries, children can design and carry a “passport” as a reminder to keep them safe when they travel to or from home, school, church, or any other places they go.

Ending Prayer

Dear God,

Sometimes things happen to me that are confusing or frightening. When I am confused or feel scared, help me remember what I have learned today. Help me remember the touching rules so I can protect myself from anyone who might want to hurt me—even if it is someone I like. Thank you for my parents or loved ones and my teachers who are teaching me how to keep myself safe and healthy. Remind me that I am special and that you are always with me.

Amen

Lesson 2

Vocabulary Words

Safe friend/safe adult/safe touch—won’t hurt the child without a good reason and won’t confuse or scare the child intentionally. They are sure to respect the child’s wishes and the wishes and the rules of the child’s parents, guardians, and caretakers when it comes to personal safety—including touching safety. ƒ


Unsafe friend/unsafe adult/unsafe touch—unsafe friends, unsafe adults, and unsafe touches put a child at risk for emotional, spiritual, and physical harm. These are people who place a child in danger for their own purposes—without concern for the welfare of the child. ƒ


Special safe adult—such as a child’s mother, father, doctor, or nurse—are those very few special adults who can see or touch a child’s private body parts, but only to help keep the child clean and healthy, and only when the child is sick or needs help.

Hoot and Holler Game

Listen carefully so you can be ready to “hoot and holler.” If I name a safe touch, raise your fist in air and yell rah, rah. On the other hand, if I name an unsafe touch, do a “thumbs down” and shout boo, hiss, boo. ƒ


  • Your mother gives you hug when you wake up. ƒ
  • Your father gives you a kiss after tucking you into bed.
  • Tommy gives you a “high five” when you win the game. ƒ
  • Someone says they want to touch your private body parts—or, they try without even asking. ƒ
  • Your cat purrs and rubs around your leg.
  • Someone at school says they want to take you down a dark hallway to show you something. ƒ
  • The stranger behind you in church tries to shake your hand during the peace greeting. ƒ
  • Your friendly dog is wagging its tail and licking your face.
  • ƒThe next-door neighbor child pushes you down on the sidewalk. ƒ
  • Someone is running down a hallway at school and a teacher reaches out and puts a hand on the person’s shoulder to stop them from running and possibly falling.


What is another example of a good touch and a bad touch?

Let talk about 'Special Safe Adults'

Special Safe Adults Talk about there are only a few select people who have the right to touch a child’s private body parts.


Special safe adults are the only people who may see or touch a child’s private body parts, and only for the purpose of keeping the child clean and healthy. Your parents or guardians will tell you who, of the adults in your life, are special safe adults—and when these special safe adults have permission to touch your private body parts.


No one has the right to touch your private body parts except these special people and they can touch your private body parts only under certain circumstances—to keep you clean and healthy. Special safe adults are those who have permission to help you take a bath, go to the bathroom with you if you need help, to help you put clothes on or change clothes, or to help you when you are sick.

Let's draw...

Passport

  1. Draw a picture of your favorite safe touch in the first box. ƒ
  2. Draw a picture of one on your safe adults in the second box.
  3. Draw a picture of one of your special safe adults in the third box..

Review

No one has the right to touch a child’s private body parts except to keep him or her clean and healthy—and then, only a few special safe adults have that right—as designated by the child’s parents. ƒ


Remember If someone tries to touch your private body parts or wants you to touch their private body parts, you should:


  • Say “No!”
  • Run away. ƒ
  • Tell a parent or other safe adult what happened.

Ending Prayer

Dear God,

Even though we are each special and different, there are ways that we are alike because you made each of us in your image. Help me to remember to respect myself just as I want others to respect me. Help me to live as you have commanded me to live, and guide me in times of confusion and uncertainty. And, help me to remember, God, that in your loving presence I will always be safe and protected.

Amen