I may say no!

Did you know that your body belongs only to you?

And that your body is very special?

Jesus made you very special.

Because your body belongs to you and is very special, it should be looked after. Your body has lots of parts – arms, legs, hands, feet, ears, a nose, and, oh yes, private parts! Private parts are the parts of your body that are covered by your underwear. They are also the parts of your body which no one may touch.

We children get hugs every day – especially from Mommy, Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa. Maybe you also get hugs from your teacher or the man who stays across the road from you. Some of these hugs, or the ways in which people touch you, make you feel safe. Some of these hugs, or the ways in which people touch you, make you feel confused.

Sometimes when some people touch your body, they would like to keep it a secret. Do you know what a secret is? A secret is when you may not talk about what has happened – you must keep perfectly quiet about it. There are good and bad secrets. A good secret makes you feel glad and happy and good! If there are bad secrets in your life, you must tell somebody about them. And if there are secrets in your life which make you feel confused and uncomfortable, you must also tell somebody about them.

How do you go about it?

Did you know that your body is just like a robot?

 

A robot is that tall pole with three lights that we see next to the road. A robot helps by showing the drivers on the road when they may drive. A robot has a very important job! A robot shows all the drivers when they may drive and it does this with the help of three lights.

The top light: RED – the red light shows all the drivers when they must stop. This light shows us that it is dangerous to drive on – everybody must STOP.
The middle light: ORANGE – the orange light shows all the drivers that they must slow down. This light tells us that there may be a bit of danger – we must proceed SLOWLY.
The bottom light: GREEN – the green light tells all the drivers that they may drive. This light tells us that everything is right and safe – we may DRIVE.

Just like the robot, our bodies may also be divided into different colours.

 

The parts of your body which are not covered by your underwear, such as your hands, arms, feet, and shoulders are the parts which other people may touch – they are called the GREEN parts. When other people touch the green parts of your body, it feels safe.

The parts of your body which are not covered by your underwear but which are close to your underwear, such as you tummy and your thighs and chest, are the parts where sometimes it is not safe for other people to touch you – they are called ORANGE parts. Sometimes you feel confused when other people touch the orange parts of your body. And do you know what? Then it is your chance to say NO as loud as you can! And to tell someone whom you trust.

The parts of your body which are covered by your underwear are the parts which no one is allowed to touch – they are the RED parts. They are also called your private parts. When other people touch your red parts, it makes you feel confused and unsafe. Then is your chance to say NO as loud as you can! And to tell someone whom you trust.

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