April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Each year, my school district invites a speaker from our local rape crisis center to talk to all of our students about Body Safety. Legally speaking, it fulfills our state mandate for Erin’s Law, but generally speaking, I believe it is very important information for our students to know. Unfortunately, sexual abuse and exploitation occur way too frequently and as educators and parents, it is crucial that our students know way to keep themselves safe and what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable.
While I was searching around today to look for some information to supplement the material presented in our classrooms, I came across these 5 free coloring pages from the Mama Bear Effect. They have such great information and present it in a way that is accessible to students of many different learning levels. The site also offers some teaching tips for approaching this difficult topic.
Check them out!