‘Kid-to-kid guide on safe body touch’ designed to help reduce rates of child sexual abuse
JULY 30, 2018 - Author Daisy Copelin is an early childhood educator with more than five years of experience in her field. Over the course of her career, she’s worked with kids from all walks of life, and one of the things she’s most serious about teaching children is personal body safety.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1in 6 boys are abused sexually before they reach 18 years of old. In the light of those staggering statistics, Copelin has created a book designed to help kids know what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to other people in their personal space.
‘No More Bad Secrets: A Kid-to-Kid Guide on Safe Body Touch’ gives children a voice and leaves them empowered. Told from another child’s point of view, kids learn what’s not acceptable in terms of personal body safety. Kids also learn what to do if another person makes them feel uncomfortable or does something that’s not acceptable.
Many children who have been sexually abused never step forward because they are afraid. Copelin wants to make sure no child loses his or her voice if they are sexually abused, and she hopes that ‘No More Bad Secrets’ will help reduce the rising rates of sexual abuse seen.
According to Copelin, “If children are preyed upon at an early age, schools should prepare them at an early age. Children’s books on personal body safety should be allowed in classrooms on bookshelves, after all the topic is just as important to their developmental process as other children’s books.”
Currently, Copelin is working to ensure that ‘No More Bad Secrets’ can be found on school bookshelves across the country. More information can be found at https://daisycopelin.com/books/.
About Daisy Copelin
Author Daisy Copelin is an early childhood educator with 5+ experience in the field. Her goal is to raise awareness for personal body safety in a time when sexual abuse is alarmingly high.