Everyone’s Got a Bottom Gold Coast Libraries
Authored by Tess Rowley and illustrated by Jodi Edwards, this book is aimed at ages 3 to 8 and shares the story of Ben, along with his brother and sister, learning about their bodies and being safe. For anyone looking for ways to gently begin that conversation about personal safety, we highly recommend this book. The book includes incredibly important information for parents and caregivers inside the back cover.
Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept Gold Coast Libraries
One of the key issues we grapple with in personal safety is the issue of secrecy. This book (recommended for ages 3 to12), written by Jayneen Sanders and illustrated by Craig Smith, provides a gentle avenue for children to learn about their rights to speak out and be safe. It also includes a guide to help parents and caregivers discuss the book with their children.
ABC of Body Safety and Consent Gold Coast Libraries
Written by Jayneen Sanders, this book also looks at the critical issue of consent, but for the younger audience (ages 4 to10), along with important personal safety messages of body ownership, boundaries, respect, safe and unsafe touches, warning signs, and secrets.
My Underpants Rule GC Libraries
Illustrated and created by Rod and Kate Power, this book for children aged 3 to 8 helps to empower children to understand “What’s under my pants belongs ONLY to ME!” Bright, lively, fun and engaging, it gently and effectively teaches children their ‘Underpants RULE!’
How to say hello GC Libraries
Written by Sophie Beer, this book helps children understand different ways they can say hello to loved ones, that they can say hello without physical contact
Don’t Hug Doug (he doesn’t like it) GC Libraries
Written by Carrie Finison, this is another great book to teach children about body autonomy and consent.
Educate2Empower Publishing is an international award-winning niche children’s book publisher that specialises in children’s books on body safety, consent, gender equality, respectful relationships, and social and emotional intelligence. Educate2Empower Publishing provides free resources for parents, caregivers and educators on these important topics.
Australian Federal Police resources
The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) website was created by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to bring together a world-leading approach to counter child exploitation. They have some great resources for families and carers here.
The National eSafety Commissioner has information for parents and carers on maintaining children under 5’s safety online here.