Most children who attend daycare are too young to fully understand daycare abuse – and also too young to learn about it generally. The best way to educate your child about daycare abuse is to simply make sure that they know their boundaries and know that they should tell an authority figure about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable. Before your children go to daycare, make sure your young children understand that:
- They should tell their parents about anything that happens that makes them feel uncomfortable, strange, or anxious – there is no need to feel guilty or embarrassed and they won’t get in trouble.
- They should never let anyone touch them in their private areas, and they should feel comfortable saying “no” to anyone making them feel violated – even adults.