Fun & Games Lure
Bath-time or body contact games like tickling, wrestling and Hide-the-Quarter may
be used as an opportunity to exploit children. Since physical contact is normal
during these activities, children are often unaware that anything out of the ordinary
Games that include the use of handcuffs, ropes, duct tape or other restraints prevent
children from protecting themselves or escaping.
Reassure children that most games involving body contact are perfectly safe and
fun to play. However, do reinforce the concept of the Bathing Suit Zone. Explain
that inappropriate touching during a game -even by another child - is against the
law. Such behavior should be reported to parents or another trusted adult. Children
should never allow anyone to handcuff, tie them up or place them in isolation -
even during a game.