How do you explain the meaning of rape to a ten year old?

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mervynmouse Fri 13-Sep-13 22:28:56

DS and I driving home listening to the radio and the news comes up with recent highly reported case in India. I struggled to explain what the word actually meant when questioned. How has anyone else explained it?

PuffandStuff Fri 13-Sep-13 23:58:42

I told my dd's that its when a person wants to cuddle and touch someone who doesn't want to be touched - I said to them that no one has the right to touch them anywhere. They were 7 and 9 at the time.

mervynmouse Sun 15-Sep-13 13:58:35

thanks for reply Puff. I think I may have overdone the explanation in retrospect. Very tricky.

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