Rhino and Elephant 

"Teaching children Healthy Sexual Boundaries"

Taken from the hugely successful "Koala and Bunny, Instilling Protective Behaviors in Children" and with the kind permission and licencing of author/ creator  Al Smith of Brisbane, Australia the Sexual Assault Clinic has adapted this beautiful and sensitive book for the South African audience between the ages of 4 - 10 years.

Rhino and Elephant Abuse Awareness Program

Together with the Sexual Assault Clinic, the South African Police Services offered to take the program to every Preschool and Primary school in South Africa educating not only the child but the Parent and Teacher too, for what good is it to teach a child protective behaviors if there is no support at home or from the schools they attend.

 Suitable for children 4 to 10 years of age.

"Through two simple stories "Rhino and Elephant" and "Why openings in our bodies are special", the aim is to help prevent the sexual abuse of children, by making them aware that they have private body parts that no one else is allowed to touch or tickle. When children are old enough to attend their own hygiene, they should be encouraged to wash and dry the private parts of their bodies themselves. It is hoped that children will lean that although it is okay for them to touch their own private parts in private, it is wrong for anyone else to touch, play with, or tickle them and it's wrong for anyone else to ask them to touch their private body parts. If this happens, the parent needs to be made aware of this. If the child tells you that some has behaved sexually, the child is to be believed and the correct procedures must be followed.  Youths and adults who use children for sexual gratification need help! When the instigator is another child, the form and type of touching must be put into perspective. Is this childish, natural curiosity or is it a sign that the other child has been abused and is re-enacting what has occurred? Curiosity involves same age children, is short lasting consisting of an equal partnership that usually involves only looking,  "Show me yours and I'll show you mine" , rather than touching. If the behaviour involves inserting objects  threats, secrets, porn language, requests for oral sex, tricks, or an older child, it is not normal curiosity and should be reported to the nearest authority immediately".Creator/author Al Smith: