Prevention work with primary school aged children

Sexual violence prevention can begin much earlier than many realise, simply by teaching young children very simple but very important ideas. These can include explaining that many ‘differences’ between girls and boys are socially constructed, by teaching that each person’s body is private to them, teaching the anatomical names for genitals ('private parts') and by explaining what appropriate and inappropriate behaviour consists of when touching other people.

These learning experiences tie in to Curriculum for Excellence and are encouraged by the new Highland Council Violence against Women education pathway, which teachers can find on GLOW.

RASASH can provide customised workshops to suit the requirements of different groups, on topics such as gender, who to tell if something doesn't seem right, how looking after others keeps everyone safe and how to communicate and respect ‘no’ signals.

For more information please contact prevention@rasash.org.uk or call our business line on 01463 257657.