Touch is the first of the five primary senses to develop, and is essential for the development and maintenance of health, mental stability and well being.
However, for far too long public discourse about touch has been marginalized and maligned. With an increasing awareness of the critical importance of positive touch by academic research, now is the time to bring the subject of physical human connection out of the shadows and build a foundation that will shift cultural attitudes. Touch cannot be any longer the ignored sense and a subject of sensation seeking media. Touch is our - mammals – human heritage. It needs to be acknowledged and respected. The price for diminishing its value is paid by the entire society and the most affected are children.
We at Child Connection Trust look seriously into the topic of touch in education. From next year we will launch a Global Bullying Prevention Educational Campaign targeting the “No Touching” at schools policy because we believe it is dangerous. We at Child Connection are very satisfied to be part of Touch Pro International Coalition.