Child Specific 0-5 Years

Thinking about some specific things if your child is ages 0-5 years old
THINKING ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE MOST LIKELY NORMAL, LOW RISK OR NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IF YOUR CHILD IS AGED 0-5 YEARS OLD:

Holding or playing with own genitals
Attempting to touch or curiosity about other children’s genitals
Attempting to touch or curiosity about breasts, bottoms or genitals of adults
Playing games, for example:
•    mummies and daddies
Enjoying nakedness
Interest in body parts and what they do
Curiosity about the difference between boys and girls

THINKING ABOUT THINGS THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU OR A PROFESSIONAL WORRIED ENOUGH TO WANT TO DISCUSS IN MORE DETAIL IF YOUR CHILD IS AGED 0-5 YEARS OLD:

Preoccupation with adult sexual behaviour
Pulling other children’s pants down / skirts up / trousers down against their will
Talking about sex using adult slang
Preoccupation with touching the genitals of other people
Following others into toilets or changing rooms to look at them or touch them
Talking about sexual activities seen on TV

THINKING ABOUT SOME THINGS THAT WILL MAKE A PROFESSIONAL, AND MIGHT MAKE YOU, WORRIED ENOUGH TO NEED TO DISCUSS IN MORE DETAIL IF YOUR CHILD IS AGED 0-5 YEARS OLD:

Persistently touching the genitals of other children
Persistent attempts to touch the genitals of adults
Simulation of sexual activity in play
Sexual behaviour between young children involving penetration with objects
Forcing other children to engage in sexual play