We at Holy Family School are committed to your child’s safety and well-being. Almost daily, we hear of incidents of child sexual abuse happening. That is why learning how to prevent child sexual abuse is important, not only for us as adults, but also for our children and young people.
The topic for the 2016 – 2017 school year will focus on the importance of “Internet and Technology Safety.” Children and youth need to learn to help keep themselves safe. Classes are taught at age-appropriate levels, with younger children learning to be aware of some simple safety rules such as never giving out your name or address and to tell a safe adult if they are uncomfortable or unsure about anything they see or hear. Older children and youth need a concrete understanding of the challenges and dangers of technology such as cyberbullying, sexting and pornography. They also need the tools to help them to safely negotiate the internet and the resources to turn to if they need help (See parent articles attached and in the next school newsletter).
The Teaching Touching Safety program is provided for free by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and is part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and youth and to protect all children from sexual abuse.
If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Dr. Frank Montejano at firstname.lastname@example.org.