Sexuality education is not foreign to students in Singapore ("Why chat time with our kids is important"; Sept 5).
But it would be better if we could make it available to younger children as well.
With open and direct communication about sexuality at an early age, children will learn that their bodies belong to them and no one can touch them without their permission.
Parents and educators have to tell children that they can refuse any form of unwanted touching, even from a person they love.
By exposing young children to this topic, they will know whom to turn to if they were to encounter such unfortunate incidents.
Parents and educators should be receptive to children's feelings and behaviour so that their charges will always feel that they can talk to them about this issue.
Dun Yawen, 17,
Secondary 4 student
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