Updated: Feb 7
Protecting our children, an interview with Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids and Sarah Kearns from The Conscious Project.
An interview with Kayelene Kerr from eSafeKids and Sarah Kearns from The Conscious Project.
"Experts are telling us we are in Child Sexual Abuse epidemic in Australia. None of us want to believe that someone close to us, or our child would ever sexually abuse them, but the statistics tell us that abusers are generally people who are trusted by the child’s family and who are given access to the child.
In this episode I'm joined by Kayelene Kerr, a former police officer with 24 years experience in law enforcement investigating sexual crimes. Kayelene is highly experience, educated and is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most experienced providers of Child Protection workshops.
Through her company, eSafeKids, Kayelene provides national and international workshops and webinars to children. She also educates parents, teachers and other professionals on how to talk with children, young people and vulnerable adults about protective behaviours and body safety.
This conversation may not be for little ears. It is full of hard truths and terrifying statistics, but it’s a conversation that parents and carers of children need to be apart of. It is also full of simple and practical tips to help educate and empower our kids, and protect them from abuse."
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About The Author
Kayelene Kerr is recognised as one of Western Australia’s most experienced specialist providers of Protective Behaviours, Body Safety, Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and Pornography education workshops. Kayelene is passionate about the prevention of child abuse and sexual exploitation, drawing on over 24 years’ experience of study and law enforcement, investigating sexual crimes, including technology facilitated crimes. Kayelene delivers engaging and sought after prevention education workshops to educate, equip and empower children and young people, and to help support parents, carers, educators and other professionals. Kayelene believes protecting children from harm is a shared responsibility and everyone can play a role in the care, safety and protection of children. Kayelene aims to inspire the trusted adults in children’s lives to tackle sometimes challenging topics.
eSafeKids strives to reduce and prevent harm through proactive prevention education, supporting and inspiring parents, carers, educators and other professionals to talk with children, young people and vulnerable adults about protective behaviours, body safety, cyber safety, digital wellness and pornography. eSafeKids is based in Perth, Western Australia.
eSafeKids provides books and resources to teach children about social and emotional intelligence, resilience, empathy, gender equality, consent, body safety, protective behaviours, cyber safety, digital wellness, media literacy, puberty and pornography.
eSafeKids books can support educators teaching protective behaviours and child abuse prevention education that aligns with the Western Australian Curriculum, Australian Curriculum, Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Framework: National Quality Standards (NQS).