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For Parents of Grades K-6

Did you know...
1 in 7 children has experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year and 90% of the children who experience abuse are abused by people they know. (erinslaw.org & dosomething.org) We share this statistic not to frighten parents, but to heighten mindfulness about the people who spend time with our children.

The best way to increase the likelihood of children’s safety is to be knowledgeable about current trends and dangers regarding high-risk topics, such as internet safety and identifying predators.

We want to address the varying types of abuse: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and negligence. These are heavy topics, so our partnership includes a plan for talking delicately but thoroughly with children while encouraging communication.

When talking with young people about the subject of abuse, we stress words such as "boundaries," "safety," and "respect" instead of using words that might trigger fear or panic. Children need the comfort of boundaries, and a plan for reporting their concerns to a trusted adult.

We are excited about this partnership, and want to share a few links to helpful resources for learning more about abuse. Among the resources listed, the "Kid Power" link below has videos titled “Boundary Rules,” “Safety Skills,” and “No Secrets.” Check out the recommended resources to learn more about how to talk with your children about making their safety a priority.

We have also created a student page for your child to learn more about this. Please take a look at the resources here as well as the self-guided resource page for students. Thank you for your support.

Parent Tips

Talk About It
Talk about it! Use your family’s preferred words to explain what is and is not acceptable regarding their bodies.

Encourage Them
Encourage them to speak openly with you anytime.

Teach Trust
Teach them to trust their instincts.

Teach Internet Safety
Teach your child internet safety, including keeping personal information private.

If your child seems uncomfortable around an adult, ask why. Assure them that you will listen and be open to their concerns.


Kid Power Videos
Information for parents

ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)

Erin’s Law

Do Something

Stop It Now
For Tips & Creating a Family Safety Plan - Parent Information