Re: "It Happened To Me" -- is anyone else having problems?
GG Jenner (sdj@WHY.NET)
Sat, 31 May 1997 03:55:07 -0500
> We recently acquired the video "It Happened To Me" which is used in the Cub
>Scout child protection program. I reviewed the tape along with the Den Leaders
>and Pack Committee with an eye toward showing it either to the Pack or to
>individual Dens. To say it polarized the committee would put it mildly. Before
>the credits even started to roll, one of the people declared "My son is never
>going to see that!" and several concurred. Others felt the tape was perfect.
Do what we do at school for the 5th grade "Sex Education" tapes, we send
out a note to the parents that their child will be viewing the film on a
given date with a slip at the bottom of the letter to return if they wish
to view the film pryor to their childs viewing it. Out of about 175
students we got 10 replies notes back. We called these parents and
explained that the films were about the changes to expect in their bodies
over the next few years with no mention of sex or any discussion about the
opposite sex, only one parent still wanted to watch the film! The schools
position was that by not responding the parents gave permission.
BTW - Our school counselor does a lesson on sexual abuse with K - 5 as part
of their health classes. Her lessons varies by the age group, younger ones
it is in simple terms that "no one should touch you in an area that your
swimsuit covers" and the child colors the areas on paper dolls. No
permission of the parents is needed since it is part of the state
requirements for health.
Good luck on convincing the group to show it to the boys.
YIS - Ginger
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