Children as young as two will sing nursery rhymes on child sex abuse in kindergartens under new government plans. They will hum songs which warn of the dangers of sex offenders in an effort by education officials to prevent attacks on children. 'We have an idea that pre-primary school pupils can learn about sex abuse by singing songs like nursery rhymes,' said Chan Pui-tin, senior curriculum officer (biology) with the Education Department. 'The children, aged from two upwards, would get a general view of the offenders and be taught what are good and bad touches without being told anything explicit.' Mr Chan said that some of the words in nursery rhymes could be adapted or new songs might be created but he would not reveal any more information. The Education Department said it planned to put out a tender worldwide next month for companies to produce a sex education kit, which it hopes will be completed by the end of next year. The new kits would cover sexual abuse, sexual violence and harassment, said a department spokesman. He said the kits would be used as teaching tools for kindergarten, primary and secondary school pupils. The Family Planning Association has just produced 1,000 copies of a CD-Rom educating children on general issues surrounding sex, including abuse. David Cheng Chung, education officer in charge at the association, said the disc, which depicts stories through cartoon characters, would target children and parents. But the Hong Kong Pre-school Playgroups Association, which caters for children under five, feared that children might be disturbed by formal education on sex abuse. Spokeswoman Deborah Annells said: 'We do not see the need to tell children formally about sex abuse and it could even be quite disturbing for them. 'Of course, kids should be mindful of strangers and our association will look out for abuse cases but this is completely different from teaching it.'