WHO Parents

Safety Tips For Younger Children & Suggestions For Parents

Throughout the course of WHO®’s age-appropriate curriculum, children will learn attitudes, behaviors and strategies that empower them to take responsibility for their own personal safety. However, the program is only the first step. By following the suggestions below, children will be especially equipped to deal with dangerous, hurtful or frightening situations.


Safety Tips

Teach children that it’s okay to say “no” to an adult who exhibits inappropriate behavior.

If a child reports something has happened, always believe the child.

Do not blame the child.

Comfort and reassure the child.

Do not hesitate to call the proper authorities.

Teach children to recognize behavior in others that doesn’t make sense.

Do not focus solely on “stranger danger” since 88% of all child victimization is committed by someone the child knows. 

Do not teach young children to keep secrets.

Start early and talk openly about sex – define parts of the body and let children

know he/she has a right to his/her own body.

Use simple language when teaching safety rules.

Provide adequate supervision.

Consider your own philosophy on spanking.

If you could possibly be abusing your child, please seek help.

More safety tips to come!

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.

Scooter Skunk Training

Internet and Cyber Safety Education Training

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At-Home Scooter Skunk Curriculum

We are offering a shortened version of our cyber-bullying curriculum for you to do at home with your kids. With COVID-19, our world has turned more digital than ever! Keep your children safe by utilizing our free program.

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