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Australian Government funded parenting website, raisingchildren.net.au, has launched a range of free resources for parents and professionals working with parents on child sexual safety.

The ten new articles are designed to help keep children safe by providing information on topics including how to talk to children and teens about sexual abuse, recognise signs of grooming, and access helplines and services.

“It can be hard for parents and carers to raise difficult topics with children but there are some conversation starters that can help,” says Professor Julie Green, Executive Director at raisingchildren.net.au.

“The raisingchildren.net.au article on talking to children about child sexual abuse discusses how to explain to children the difference between ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ secrets, and to talk to children about the way their body might react if they feel scared or unsafe,” she said. The resources were developed to provide easily accessible, free information on child sexual safety and contain  evidence-based information along with links through to helpful services and support.

raisingchildren.net.au has a rigorous content development process and works with more than 200 expert  reviewers from across Australia to ensure relevant, researched and accurate information is published on the site.  In addition, to ensure the quality of raisingchildren.net.au content, a Scientific Advisory Board reviews all content to make sure it reflects best current evidence.

The new articles are:

See the articles on the Raising Children website