This week we are following on from ‘Feeling Safe’ to discussing privacy, the PANTS rule, and reinforcing the point that children should talk to a trusted adult when they feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
This can be a slightly more uncomfortable topic to discuss with your child, so we recommend following the RSHP activity plan to deliver this lesson, this is what we would do if we were in the classroom.
Before schools closed, children went over the correct terms for their body parts and discussed which of these parts are private, so they should already be familiar with this. The slides from RSHP will help guide the lesson, prompt discussion, and clearly outline the PANTS rule.
In case any of the links in the PDFs aren’t working, we’ve attached them below:
My body belongs to me – short animated film. (RSHP recommends watching this in advance before sharing with your child.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-5mdt9YN6I&feature=youtu.be
NSPCC Pantosaurus – animated song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SzbMEVYiyg&feature=emb_logo
NSPCC Let’s Talk Pants Information – If you scroll down, there are also guides for parents/carers, and guides for children with additional support needs. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/underwear-rule/
If you have any other questions/concerns, please reach out to your child’s class teacher and we will help as much as we can.