September is back to school for many students from elementary to college-aged kids. It’s a valuable time to talk to your kids of all ages about safety and safe boundaries when it comes to their bodies.
We understand it’s hard to know where to start with this conversation, but in the fight to end domestic violence and sexual assault having discussions can destigmatize these topics.
Some ways to start the conversation include:
- Expressing to your family and friends the importance of ending sexual assault and domestic violence.
- Creating an open door policy in regards to anything your child needs to talk about.
- Create a set of guidelines for how children should approach situations that they are uncomfortable in.
- Express the importance of these conversations as domestic violence and sexual assault are very serious subjects.
- Follow the WA Says No More Facebook Page to keep up to date with our movement.
- Say NO to domestic violence and sexual assault in your life.
It’s up to you to be a leader in this conversation and doing something is the first step in our dream for a world without violence.
If you don’t know where to start, sign the pledge at https://nomore.org/take-action/pledge-driving-change-saam/, you will receive more information from nomore.org that can help spark some ideas about how to have these difficult conversations.