Protecting God's Children
We all need to work together to protect our children from then dangers in the world. The Catholic Bishops of the Untied States require all youth in religious education programs to have the opportunity to receive education about protecting themselves from sexual abuse.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo provides sample lessons to address various topics according to age group.
Listed below are links to the lessons along with online resources by age.
The lessons was taught during sessions on
Monday, October 15th Thursday, October 18th and Saturday, October 20th.
Lessons from the Diocese
There are additional YouTube clips online resources that can be used for these lessons:
For Age 5 to 7 year olds
Tom’s Secret A story about Tom not wanting to go to a friend's house as his friend's brother touches him inappropriately. 5 minutes long.
My Body Belongs to Me An animated child talks about private body parts, calling them by the proper name and reviews important steps to protect one's body. Includes a nice review of important steps. 4 1/2 minutes long.
Worksheets to supplement
Decode the Rule ( I will always check first with my parents or guardians before going anywhere, helping anyone. accepting anything or getting into a car.)
Tell People ''No" Crossword
Trusted Adult Word Search
For Age 11 to 13 year olds
A Common Sense Approach to Internet Safety A great guide for parents to view first, and later share with your child. About 8 minutes long.
The Dangers Of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment) Powerful reenactment of girls responding to people they met on Facebook and strangers they let into their homes.
For Junior and Senior High Youth
6 Degrees of Information The host shares the information he can find out about a person with 6 clicks. About 8 minutes long.
Tween Teen Social Media Safety Assembly Presentation by @JoshOchs of@SafeSmartSocial Very informative information regarding communication on iphones. About 36 minutes long
Additional Resources for Adolescents
For What It's Worth Safe Environment: Healthy Relationships LIFE TEEN RESOURCE
NEtSmartz Power Point Presentation
Reach Out: Recognize Relationship Abuse is a site that offers a variety of resources.