Abstract


Early childhood sexuality education is one of the most important parts of education that should be provided to children as early as possible. Adequate parental knowledge about sexual education is very useful to guide and protect children, and parents need to know who can potentially become perpetrators of sexual violence. The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of counseling on sexual education in early childhood on the level of knowledge of parents. This type of research is quantitative with a quasi-experimental research design with a pre and post experimental pattern. The population in this study were all parents who had children aged 4-5 years in with a sample of 21 children using the total sampling technique. Data were collected using observation sheets. Univariate and bivariate analysis (wilcoxon-test). The results showed that the average knowledge of parents before counseling on early childhood sexual education was 16.1 and after counseling on early childhood sexual education was 18.2. There is an effect of counseling on sex education in early childhood on the level of knowledge of parents, Regency (p-value = 0.001). Suggestions for PGRI 2 Kindergarten as a source of information to monitor and provide guidance related to the behavior of preventing sexual violence in children.

 

 


Keywords


early childhood, counseling, sex education, parental knowledge