Frequently Asked Questions for parents considering the WHO® program
1. Will talking about these things create fearful children?
Inadequate, inaccurate and distorted information is the greater source of fear in children and adults. Practical information about personal safety provides children with a sense of security based on knowledge of safe options in potentially dangerous situations.
2. Does the WHO® Program take away the family’s role as the primary source of teaching personal safety?
WHO® is built around a child’s learning and understand of family safety rules. It does not tell a child what those rules should be, but does show them how to apply the rules to a particular situation.
3. Is the WHO® Program sex education?
WHO® is not sex education to the extent that it provides explicit information about sexual activity. It does provide positive and concrete images of the human body and a knowledge of rights to privacy.
4. Does the WHO® Program teach children to challenge or disobey parental or adult authority?
In order to maintain personal safety, WHO® teaches children the skills to recognize when inappropriate behavior necessitates challenging or disobeying authority.