April 24, 2024

KICPOD: Recognising the signs of grooming and what to do about it – KICBUMP with Jayneen Sanders

This episode is tough but a really important conversation for every parent and person with young people in their lives. Grooming refers to an older child or adult establishing a trusting relationship with a child or their family to sexually abuse or exploit the child. The average age that a child is abused is 6.8 years old and 90% of children who are abused know their abuser. 

To help make sense of it all, Steph speaks with Jayneen Sanders. Jayneen is a mum of three, author and educator who writes children’s books on body boundaries, respect, consent, body safety, feelings and emotions.

In this episode, they speak about what grooming actually is, the red flags parents can look out for, how parents can live with the fear of letting their children out of their sights, what to do if you suspect your child is being groomed, and what support exists.


Raising Children Network https://raisingchildren.net.au/
Centre Against Sexual Assault https://casacv.org.au/ 


KICPOD @kicpod on Instagram
Jayneen @jayneensanders on Instagram & @educate2empower
Steph Claire Smith @stephclairesmith on Instagram, @steph_claire_smith on TikTok
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