There is more child molesting going on than reported. Every child needs to be taught at an early age on what to be on the alert for, and how to avoid it. Even very young children need to be trained to watch out for strangers.
Children need to be educated on this issue and some parents simply do not know how or refuse to educate their children which can cause them to become easier prey for molesters. It should be taught to every child so that they are more aware of the potential dangers.
I was molested as a child and part of the reason why it took me so long to tell anyone was because I wasn't sure if what was going on was wrong. Most child molesters are telling children things such as, "this is how we show love." Education will not only make a child ready incase the situation occurs but it will surely make those you commit the act think twice. They prey on children who look weak or who they think will keep quiet. If its regularly taught to stand up in those situations, I feel this will happen less often.
Children of all ages, races, backgrounds, and ethnicities are at risk for molestation. It is very important for these kids to understand and know about the potential dangers of the real world and that not all attention they are getting from and adult, friend, co-worker, student, parent, guardian, etc.
As much as I wish it were not necessary, children must be taught what is
and is not acceptable behavior, when it comes to adults. They also need a trusted person to talk to when such issues arise, and a teacher could
be that person.
Many children become victims of molestation because a trusted adult tells them that it is good and they just believe them. I feel that children in elementary school should have something basic taught to them in school, just so that they know enough that, if this is happening to them, they will realize that this is wrong, and that they should report it.