A game to enable discussion with children about ‘OK/ Not OK’ or unsafe sexual behaviour in schools, including issues of risk to Child Sexual Exploitation
This game is for teachers, learning mentors or SENCOs to play with a small group of up to six children aged 5-11 (or older if they have learning needs) where there have been worries about low- level sexual behaviour. It will enable such children to understand what’s OK and what’s NOT OK in terms of sexual behaviour. Children remember more of what they have learnt through taking part in discussions with other children while having fun playing. They will identify with the visual depictions of a school day – this is particularly important for those children with Autism Spectrum Disorders or learning needs. Players take it in turns to move around the board answering questions from one of eight areas:
- School bus • Classroom • Playtime
- Games & PE • Lunchtime • Toilets • Trips out • Walking home
Guidance for responding to each scenario is given in the instruction manual but the best results will be had from facilitating a group discussion so that the children can hear each other’s views – the facilitator can then ‘round up’ the discussion drawing on relevant points from the guidance.
Includes some ‘just for fun’ and blank cards to personalise for your group.
By Carol Laugharne & Laura Walker