The My Body is My Body Programme is designed for children from 3 - 8 years old.
How to use this programme:

Keep it Fun -

The songs are fun, positive animations, introduced by a character called Cynthie, this should help you to keep the message simple. Sing along, do hand movements or dance, anything to make the message memorable.

Keep it Simple -

Young children do not need to know any in depth details of abuse just give them simple rules:
1. Nobody should be hurting you
2. Nobody should be touching your private parts
3. Nobody should take photos of your private parts
4. If you have a problem tell somebody
5. Don’t keep secrets if someone is hurting you
6. Tell someone if you are being bullied

Keep it positive -

The main objective is to empower children so they feel positive about their bodies and safe in the knowledge that they have someone to talk to if there is a problem.

Cynthie’s Text from the video
We’re going to have fun with this next song, It has such a great rule to remember
And the rule is - If it don’t feel right - don’t do it !!

Now I’m not talking about things like doing your homework, or tidying up your bedroom
I’m talking about if someone tries to get you to go somewhere with them and you know it’s not the right thing to do. If it don’t feel right - don’t do it !!
Or if someone tries to get you to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable.
If it don’t feel right - don’t do it !!

If It Don’t Feel Right - Don’t Do It  - Song Lyrics

 

People can touch you and say that it’s cool
But remember your body belongs to you
You’re the one who knows if it don’t feel right
And if it don’t feel right

Don’t do it, Huh!!
No if it don’t feel right
Don’t do it, Huh!!
Don’t do it
Don’t do it

There are people out there
That think you’re a fool
And they try to give you drugs
And keep you out of school
Tell you to keep secrets
But you know what to do
Cause if it don’t feel right
Don’t do it, Huh!!
No if it don’t feel right
Don’t do it, Huh!!
Don’t do it
Don’t do it

People can hold you and tell you they care
I’m not telling you that it’s not good to share
But you will know inside if it don’t feel right
And if it don’t feel right
Don’t do it, Huh!!
No if it don’t feel right
Don’t do it, Huh!!
Don’t do it
Don’t do it
No if it don’t feel right
Don’t do it, Huh!!
Don’t do it
Don’t do it
No if it don’t feel right
Don’t do it, Huh!!

Song 2
If It Don’t Feel Right - Don’t Do It

Song Objectives
 

1. To teach children to listen to their own feelings.

Most of the time children know when things do not feel right or when things make them feel uncomfortable so teach them this rule -
"If it don't feel right - don't do it !"
 

2. To talk about peer pressure
Talk to the children about all sorts of scenarios including peer pressure by their friends at school or at home - trying to make them do things they know are not right you can even include drugs in this conversation. Standing up to peer pressure can be tough, but talk about it and explain how much stronger they will feel and how much self confidence they will build if they don’t let themselves be pressured or bullied by other children into doing things they do not want to do.
"If it don't feel right - don't do it !"

3. To help children with body empowerment
Children need to know that their bodies are their own and that if things make them feel uncomfortable, they have the right to say No I don't want to do that -

If it don't feel right - don't do it !"
 

This song will also open the subject of feelings for discussion just a few are:

Happy , Sad, Lonely, Angry, Scared
 

Activities
1. You could play a game showing happy faces, sad faces, angry faces, funny faces, try and get the children to make as many different faces as you can and discuss feelings

2. You could get the children to draw faces about how they are feeling. Many children express their emotions more readily through drawing rather than talking.

My Body Is My Body
Programme Songs

Tutorial on how to present the "If It Don't Feel Right - Don't Do it"  song

My Body Song 2 Teacher Tutorial.png

Written and Animated by Chrissy Sykes ©1989 Update 2017
 

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On My Body is My Body we offer a Free Musical Child Abuse Prevention Program.

Our international child abuse prevention program contains activities to teach child abuse prevention to children all around the world.

Our goal is to educate as many children as possible to say NO to any type of abuse.

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