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Talk “Pants. learn the Underwear Rule!

Hey, squad members, here at HO3, we want to make sure that everyone feels safe and not scared. If you’re under any danger or harm please contact Childline South Africa on 08000 55 555. And they’ll be able to help you with the next steps in your situation.

please contact Childline South Africa on 08000 55 555

Right now, we’re going to learn the Underwear Rule! The Underwear Rule is a way to help keep children safe from abuse. It teaches us that our bodies belong to ourselves and we have the right say no. And we should tell an adult if we’re worried or upset.

And we can remember the Underwear Rule by putting on our pants.

First, we’re going to put up the P.

  • This stands for privates are private: The parts of your body covered by underwear are private. No one should ask to see or touch them. Sometimes doctors, nurses or family members might have to. But they should always tell you why and ask if it’s okay, first.

Next, we’re going to put up the A.

  • This stands for always remember your body belongs to you. It’s your body and no one else’s. No one should make you do things that make you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. If anyone tries, tell an adult you trust.

Next, we’re going to put up the N.

  • This stands for no means no. You have the right to say no – even to a family member or someone you love. Remember you’re in control of your body and your feelings are important.

Next, we’re going to put up the T.

  • This stands for talk about secrets that upset you. Secrets shouldn’t make you feel worried or upset. If they do, tell an adult you trust. You will never get into trouble for sharing a secret that upsets you.

Lastly, we’re going to put up the S.

  • This stands for speak up, someone can help. Talk about stuff that worries you or makes you feel upset. An adult you trust will listen and be able to help you. it doesn’t have to be a parent – it can be a teacher or a friend’s parent or Childline.  And there is no shame in speaking up, squad members.

Now, you can always remember what the Underwear Rule is by putting on your PANTS! Talking PANTS can help keep you safe, squad members!  And now that we’re at home, it’s really important that you remember this and are taking care of yourself. If you’re under any danger or harm please contact Childline South Africa on 08000 55 555.

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