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'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water and road safety, but how do we teach Body Safety to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers, teac 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water and road safety, but how do we teach Body Safety to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers, teachers and healthcare professionals to broach the subject of safe and unsafe touch in a non-threatening and age-appropriate way. The comprehensive notes to the reader and discussion questions at the back of the book support both the reader and the child when discussing the story. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. Story is a great medium to discuss difficult topics. 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' was written to ensure children are armed with knowledge if they are ever touched inappropriately; and from the first unsafe touch, a child will understand to tell a trusted adult and keep on telling until they are believed. It is an important book and one that all children need to hear. Forewarned is forearmed! This book is supported by free activities and child protection resources on our website. 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' is available in 7 languages including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French. Body Safety Education (also known as protective behaviours or child sexual abuse prevention education) involves so much more than focusing on stranger danger. In fact, 95% of sexually abused children will know their abuser and only 5% will be strangers. It is also crucial for children to learn that they must never keep secrets that make them feel bad or uncomfortable (in fact, we teach it's best not to have secrets in families, only happy surprises). The trouble with secrets is that they are the main tool used by child molesters to ensure children remain silent about the abuse. Ensuring the secret is kept is of utmost importance to the perpetrator. Therefore, threats and insisting no-one will believe the child is used as a way of controlling the child to be silent. Through Body Safety Education parents and children will learn the importance of there being no secrets between us. Parents and carers need to be on the lookout for signs of sexual abuse in children and grooming behaviour which is often focused on themselves as well as their children. The answer to the question, 'How do I keep kids safe from sexual abuse?' is simple; teach them Body Safety Education from a very young age. Always use the correct names for their genitals, ensure they know that the parts covered by their swimsuit are known as their private parts, and that private means 'just for you', and consequently not for sharing. This is known as the swimsuit lesson. When you teach your child that 'your body belongs to you' you are empowering them with confidence through knowledge. Body Safety Education also involves teaching your child that no-one can touch their private parts, and if they do, they must tell a trusted adult until believed. Kids need to be safe as well as feel safe. Teaching a child that private means 'just for you' and that their private parts are found under their swimsuit is a valuable lesson that can prevent child molestation. Approximately 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. You can help stop child abuse by teaching social and physical boundaries to kids and that some parts are not for sharing. A child needs be able to proclaim loudly and with conviction that, 'My body belongs to me', 'I am the boss of my body' and that 'From my head to my toes, I say what goes'.


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'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water and road safety, but how do we teach Body Safety to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers, teac 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' is a beautifully illustrated children's picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch. We teach water and road safety, but how do we teach Body Safety to young children in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting? This book is an invaluable tool for parents, caregivers, teachers and healthcare professionals to broach the subject of safe and unsafe touch in a non-threatening and age-appropriate way. The comprehensive notes to the reader and discussion questions at the back of the book support both the reader and the child when discussing the story. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. Story is a great medium to discuss difficult topics. 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' was written to ensure children are armed with knowledge if they are ever touched inappropriately; and from the first unsafe touch, a child will understand to tell a trusted adult and keep on telling until they are believed. It is an important book and one that all children need to hear. Forewarned is forearmed! This book is supported by free activities and child protection resources on our website. 'Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept' is available in 7 languages including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and French. Body Safety Education (also known as protective behaviours or child sexual abuse prevention education) involves so much more than focusing on stranger danger. In fact, 95% of sexually abused children will know their abuser and only 5% will be strangers. It is also crucial for children to learn that they must never keep secrets that make them feel bad or uncomfortable (in fact, we teach it's best not to have secrets in families, only happy surprises). The trouble with secrets is that they are the main tool used by child molesters to ensure children remain silent about the abuse. Ensuring the secret is kept is of utmost importance to the perpetrator. Therefore, threats and insisting no-one will believe the child is used as a way of controlling the child to be silent. Through Body Safety Education parents and children will learn the importance of there being no secrets between us. Parents and carers need to be on the lookout for signs of sexual abuse in children and grooming behaviour which is often focused on themselves as well as their children. The answer to the question, 'How do I keep kids safe from sexual abuse?' is simple; teach them Body Safety Education from a very young age. Always use the correct names for their genitals, ensure they know that the parts covered by their swimsuit are known as their private parts, and that private means 'just for you', and consequently not for sharing. This is known as the swimsuit lesson. When you teach your child that 'your body belongs to you' you are empowering them with confidence through knowledge. Body Safety Education also involves teaching your child that no-one can touch their private parts, and if they do, they must tell a trusted adult until believed. Kids need to be safe as well as feel safe. Teaching a child that private means 'just for you' and that their private parts are found under their swimsuit is a valuable lesson that can prevent child molestation. Approximately 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. You can help stop child abuse by teaching social and physical boundaries to kids and that some parts are not for sharing. A child needs be able to proclaim loudly and with conviction that, 'My body belongs to me', 'I am the boss of my body' and that 'From my head to my toes, I say what goes'.

30 review for Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept: Protect children from unsafe touch by teaching them to always speak up

  1. 5 out of 5

    Farrah

    I don’t ever rate children’s books on here but this is by far the best, most comprehensive, realistic book on child sex abuse prevention that I’ve read with my kids and with three kids, I’ve paged through/read a lot of them! Wish I’d had this one for the older two when they were little.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chanae

    I think this is a great book - a wonderful way to teach such a sensitive and difficult topic (of abuse and unwanted touching). But I don't think the recommended ages are correct. The author recommends from age 2.5 to 12. But I have a 2 year old. I don't think she would understand the story, or really even be able to sit for that long to hear the story. There is a lot of text on each page. I would guess 4 years old would be a better age to introduce this book. I do still like how the subject matt I think this is a great book - a wonderful way to teach such a sensitive and difficult topic (of abuse and unwanted touching). But I don't think the recommended ages are correct. The author recommends from age 2.5 to 12. But I have a 2 year old. I don't think she would understand the story, or really even be able to sit for that long to hear the story. There is a lot of text on each page. I would guess 4 years old would be a better age to introduce this book. I do still like how the subject matter was presented, and would like to have this book for when my daughter is older. If you'd like to hear the book read aloud, go to this website: http://somesecrets.info/book-reading

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kara

    No one wants to have this talk with their kids, but it is really important! This book approached the subject of unwanted touching and sexual abuse in a manner that is approachable (doesn't get too in-depth) for very young children. Little Sir Alfred's mum works for the famous Lord Henry, who seems very nice and offers to look after Alfred. But one day he dies something not-so-nice, and Alfred must decide whether to tell his mummy- he knows some secrets should never be kept. Every parent should r No one wants to have this talk with their kids, but it is really important! This book approached the subject of unwanted touching and sexual abuse in a manner that is approachable (doesn't get too in-depth) for very young children. Little Sir Alfred's mum works for the famous Lord Henry, who seems very nice and offers to look after Alfred. But one day he dies something not-so-nice, and Alfred must decide whether to tell his mummy- he knows some secrets should never be kept. Every parent should read this with their young children and open this channel, no matter how hard it may be to talk about.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Clair

    Reading this to my class this week, as we have a 'body safety' theme. Obviously, regarding the nature of the book, I wouldn't really rate it as a fun or enjoyable read. However, it is effective and generates discussion, as it is meant to. I would maybe not have this as the first book you read regarding body safety, and I would also have a discussion about secrets, safety and safe spaces first. Reading this to my class this week, as we have a 'body safety' theme. Obviously, regarding the nature of the book, I wouldn't really rate it as a fun or enjoyable read. However, it is effective and generates discussion, as it is meant to. I would maybe not have this as the first book you read regarding body safety, and I would also have a discussion about secrets, safety and safe spaces first.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Macey Giberson

    This children's picture book contained realistic cartoon images of a small boy dressed as a knight and his mother. This book illustrates a story about a young boy who goes to a castle with his mother. His mother works at the castle cleaning, and while she is cleaning the boy runs around and plays with the lord of the castle. During playtime, the lord would tickle the boy and at the beginning it was funny. Until the lord started to tickle him in his private parts. He was told not to tell anyone a This children's picture book contained realistic cartoon images of a small boy dressed as a knight and his mother. This book illustrates a story about a young boy who goes to a castle with his mother. His mother works at the castle cleaning, and while she is cleaning the boy runs around and plays with the lord of the castle. During playtime, the lord would tickle the boy and at the beginning it was funny. Until the lord started to tickle him in his private parts. He was told not to tell anyone about this or he would fire his mother and they would be poor. A few of these interactions occurred before the young boy was found by his mother in his bed. She told him that some secrets should never be kept and that no matter what it is she will still love him unconditionally. He told his mother everything, and she told him that he was the bravest knight she had ever met. This story emphasizes the need for the child experiencing this type of sexual abuse the opportunity to feel safe and reassured that nothing bad will happen to them ever again occur once they tell you. This book also could be the beginning of opening the conversation with its simplistic diction and plotline that reveals the bravery of the young boy.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Effective - 4* For the next two weeks in PSHE, we're learning about the concept of keeping something confidential or secret. I do prefer to teach PSHE through stories as it makes the learning impersonal, which can definitely make the learning easier as children don't have to think about them. I do give time for them to reflect on how this affects them personally. I don't think I'm going to introduce this in the first week. I think I am going to introduce it in the second week as we are going to do Effective - 4* For the next two weeks in PSHE, we're learning about the concept of keeping something confidential or secret. I do prefer to teach PSHE through stories as it makes the learning impersonal, which can definitely make the learning easier as children don't have to think about them. I do give time for them to reflect on how this affects them personally. I don't think I'm going to introduce this in the first week. I think I am going to introduce it in the second week as we are going to do posters on when and when not to keep a secret first as this is a heavy book. WARNING: this book contains ideas related to inappropriate touch. As I am not a parent, I am going to skip these parts (as we will be listening to a reading by the author) and I'm just going to say the little knight is hurt by the king. I don't agree with the author's recommendation of available for children 3-12 years old. I don't think 3-year-olds would not necessarily understand what's going on. Yeah effective read but I wouldn't want to read this book regularly as it reminds us all that there are sick people children need protecting from.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Helayna

    I really liked this book and think that it is very important to teach your child to speak up if something like this happens to them. A lot of the time this happens to children and goes unnoticed because they are too scared to speak up or they were threatened by the perpetrator. I highly recommend this book to parents.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joseline Djoumekoum

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book is great !I found it very difficult to talk about body safety with my young boy ...because I didn't know where and how to start.This book really help me for that.the content is appropriate and very simple to make the children understand. This book is great !I found it very difficult to talk about body safety with my young boy ...because I didn't know where and how to start.This book really help me for that.the content is appropriate and very simple to make the children understand.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Karyn

    I would not use this with a large group. It is more a one on one book where you can discuss and talk together.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Desirae Gallagher

    This book will help open the conversation about sexual abuse with your kids in a way they can understand. At the same time, it is written in a way as to not scare them.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emilie Vrbancic

    Better for younger aged kids and for prevention of sexual abuse. Not very helpful for understanding and processing sexual abuse.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Selina Tran

    Bài học trong câu chuyện khá rõ ràng. Tuy vậy, cuốn sách vẫn chưa thực sự gây được hứng thú với trẻ em về cốt truyện và hình vẽ. Mình khá thích phần câu hỏi thảo luận!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    Recommended by AhaParenting's Dr. Laura Markham for "every child's bookshelf." I'm not so sure from the description whether I want it for my child's bookshelf. Especially for a just-3 year old. Need to read it myself, first. Edit: I read it to my son before he started kindergarten. I do think this is an important book for his bookshelf... at least now that he's a kindergartner. Recommended by AhaParenting's Dr. Laura Markham for "every child's bookshelf." I'm not so sure from the description whether I want it for my child's bookshelf. Especially for a just-3 year old. Need to read it myself, first. Edit: I read it to my son before he started kindergarten. I do think this is an important book for his bookshelf... at least now that he's a kindergartner.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elise

    I really appreciated how this book approached this difficult topic. I read this to my 4 year old and she related to the characters thoroughly. When I asked her the questions she answered well which made me think that she really understood the message of the book. We will be returning to this book again and again.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lauren White

    discusses the subject of keeping children safe from inappropriate touch.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Trista Hendren

    A critical book about body safety for parents and educators to read with the children in their lives. I wish this book was available when I was a child.

  17. 5 out of 5

    MRS K M COX

  18. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

  19. 4 out of 5

    Meoshia Epps

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cerra Wheeler

  21. 5 out of 5

    Stacy Laine

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vivaan Bhushan

  23. 5 out of 5

    Stefanie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carline Riley

  25. 4 out of 5

    Matt V.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jai

  28. 4 out of 5

    Karl Ullrich

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mo

  30. 4 out of 5

    Phuc Nguyen

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