Here you will find a list of protective behaviours story books that will help you to empower your child with the knowledge and skills to prevent child sexual abuse.
Books can be a great resource for parents who are struggling with starting this tricky conversation. You'll find a collection of protective behaviours story books that cover a range of different topics that are relevant: body safety, secrets, public and private, early warning signs, persistence, personal space, secrets, feelings, safety team, touch, saying no and more. You'll also find some books that will teach you what to do!
You will only find books in this list that are readily available at bookshops today.
You can find more books about different topics in the main list of Sex Education Books for Children.
And if you find this list a little overwhelming, you might want to look at the age-appropriate list of sex education books.
You’ll find more information about sex education in my Sex Education 101 page.
NOTE: Before passing any book to your child or reading the book with your child, you should read it yourself first. I might think it is a great book for a certain age child or that the information is valuable, but you may disagree. You need to choose books that reflect your values and the messages you want your child to receive.
These are some of the many protective behaviours story books that have been written for children. As I find more, I will add them to this list. They are all really good books that kids can read to find reliable and accurate information about love, sex and relationships. Plus they will help prepare you too!
If you have looked at these protective behaviours story books, you may also be interested in books on other topics too. You can find many of them listed in my book review site.
I'm Cath, a sex educator living in Australia with my husband and 2 kids. I help parents to talk about sex (with less cringe and more confidence) and empower their child to make smart sexual decisions. To find a better way to talk about sex, you can join my community of parents and visit my shop for helpful resources.