Teach the Body Parts
A little anatomy lesson can go a long way. "Itʼs important to teach boys the correct names of body parts because it gives them one more tool to combat sexual abuse," Atkins tells POPSUGAR. "Boys should know the correct male and female anatomy, including penis, scrotum, clitoris, and vagina." This can help alleviate some of the mystery and fear around their private areas. "These arenʼt dirty or embarrassing words, nor are they body parts that we are ashamed of, so informing boys of the correct terminology is essential."