“Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. Every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child.”
With statistics like these, it’s more important than ever to talk with kids about consent and empowerment. One dad, who goes by the moniker “Lunarbaboon,” has nailed it in his recent comic entitled Yours.
Lunarbaboon is an elementary school teacher by day and comic artist by night. He lives with his family in the city of Toronto. “I was inspired by my partner Danielle. She is always talking to our kids about letting people know when you don’t want to be touched or kissed,” Lunarbaboon told WYSK.
While the media attention on the topic of consent tends to be more focused on teens and young adults, educators and advocates believe parents and caregivers should start this conversation as early as 1 year old. In addition to sharing this comic, RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) offers some great resources on how to talk to your kids about consent and sexual assault.
Image: Copyright © 2015 Lunarbaboon, and republished on Women You Should Know with the artist’s express permission.