Firstly, if you are a parent who is reading this article then make sure that you speak to your children about the difference between a good touch and a bad touch and if you are a child, teenager or an adult reading the article make sure you all know what is your personal space and how you can define your limits for others to not invade your personal space.
Now coming to the difference between good touch and bad touch. Good touch or a safe touch is when you feel safe about someone’s touch which includes hugs from your parents or loved ones, giving handshakes, hi-fi’s, etc and they are the people who care about you and you feel the same about them.
Bad touch is when you feel shy, scared, and uncomfortable with the person touching you and you do not feel like sharing it. Basically, somebody touching you or your private parts of the body inappropriately and they doing the same to themselves in your presence is considered as bad touching.
This applies to all the genders and if you are not comfortable with this kind of touches then there arises the problem.
What can we do to avoid and overcome such uncomfortable situations?
The most important duty of the parents is to maintain a good relationship in terms of communication so that their children can reach out to them and share every single detail.
Parents must educate the child from a very early age about the different types of touches. Usually, children or adults do not like to share or discuss these kinds of situations with their parents or elders.
One can at least reach out to the person they trust it can be a friend, relative, or teacher in your school too. Just make sure that you are telling them everything about how you feel and what is happening with you.
Sometimes it is good to seek help instead of fighting the battle alone. Help can be in any form which at the end of the day will help you out to avoid facing the same kind of situation again.
Parents must be patient enough to understand what the child is going through and should always support the child. If taken for granted this might lead to emotional, physical, and psychological trauma on the child or an adult.
The parents should watch out on the behaviour of their children and if they notice any kind of unpleasant behaviour it should be sorted out. Also do not blindly trust anyone when you are alone.
Several study records prove that usually, the sexual predator is not a stranger whom we do not know but the person within our close circles who tries to take advantage of the relationship over the victim.
And if you are a victim of this kind of abuse make sure you seek help and teach a nice lesson to that particular human who is doing this to you and buddy it’s time for you to fight back!!!
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