At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to
explain how to show people their limits when it comes to personal space
know that private is private
say why people should not touch them anyhow
It is never too early to expose kids to sexual education. This topic will help the kids to create boundaries on their body and never allow anybody to cross those boundaries. They should be taught what privacy means and how to have respect for their bodies.
Having respect for their bodies means no other person has the right to touch their body without their permission. Let them know that no amount of ‘sweet talk’ by anybody should be convincing enough for them to let the person touch their body except if their mummies are there and approves of such touch ( This is in case the kids need to be examined for medical reasons).
Teaching kids about personal boundaries help them to develop a sense of individual responsibility and control. Developing these sense of autonomy over their body and respect for self increases the kids’ self esteem.
It is very important for children to have control over who touches them and when. They should know what is appropriate touch and inappropriate touch.