With an increasing incidence of sexual violence and rape in our society. We must do everything we can to protect our children the best possible way. Firstly, we must raise our boys without that sense of entitlement. We must teach them the meaning of consent and try to talk about sex with our children on time.
Sexual abuse comes in different ways and affects both boys and girls. It is more alarming that most acts are carried out by relatives. So you must teach your child the things they should know. It may be strange to talk to a 5-year-old about sex. But you can talk to them about their privates and improper touching.
The Underwear Rule
Basically, the underwear rule is a way to keep your children safe from sexual abuse without using words that will scare them. It uses the acronym PANTS.
P – Privates are private
A – Always remember your body belongs to you
N – No means no
T – Talk about secrets that upset you
S – Speak up, someone can help
You can talk about PANTS and still communicate properly without using words like sex. You can visit NSPCC for more guidance.