Dear Elementary Parents,

For the next 2 weeks, I will be doing lessons on safe touches and unsafe touches to all elementary classrooms.  Unsafe touches are any touches on parts of our body that are covered with a bathing suit.  We will be reinforcing that their body belongs to them and that they have the right to tell people to stop if they think someone is going to touch a private part of their body.  The 6 Protect Yourself Rules we go over are:  Tell a grown up; Safe Touch and Unsafe Touch; Stranger safety;Doesn’t matter who it is; Shout, Run, Tell; and Hitting is wrong.  

The curriculum is from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center foundations and can be found online.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at school.

Marilyn Hoge, Elementary Counselor