The story teaches young children that their bodies are private and if anyone touches them inappropriately, they should tell a parent or teacher right away. It is a message that can save lives.
My Body Belongs to Me
The story is a simple scenario involving a gender neutral child who is inappropriately touched by an uncle’s friend. The powerful message really comes through when the youngster tells on the offender and the parents praise the child’s bravery. The last page shows a proud, smiling child doing a "strong arm" pose. The text assures them that it wasn't their fault and by speaking out the child will continue to grow big and strong. It is a compelling and uplifting message.
This is my body, and it belongs just to me.
I have knees and elbows and lots of parts you see.
Other parts I have are not in open view.
I call them my private parts, of course you have them too.
Mom and Dad once told me I was their little gem,
and if someone hurt me to always come to them.