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How to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

ParentingSafeChildren HOW TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE Educate Yourself 1 in 3 girls, 1 in 7 boys are sexually abused before age 18 39 million There are 39 million sexual abuse survivors in the U.S. 90% of the time the abuser is a family member, friend or authority figure - someone the child knows and trusts. victims 35.9% All children - boys and girls - are vulnerable to sexual abuse. 25% 284% 12 years and older 10% 0-3 8-11 years old Juveniles commit about 35% of sex offenses years old 4-7 years old The average age a person starts offending is 14. Sexual abuse that does not involve touching is still damaging to children. against minors. People who sexually abuse come from all •They are neighbors, babysitters, religious leaders, teachers, and coaches. walks of life: • They are fathers, mothers, step-parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. • They come from all classes, racial, and religious backgrounds. Listen to Children *That's not very nice." "I don't like the babysitter." "Tell me why? What don't you like about him/her?" versus Child Parent Parent All children are at risk, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, background, socioeconomic status, and family structure Teach Kids Body-Safety Rules 1. 2. 3. 4. You should not touch No one should take pictures of your private parts. Say "No!" if someone tries to touch your private parts. No one is allowed to touch your private parts. someone else's private parts. 5. 6. 7. When you play with your friends, play with your clothes on. Don't keep secrets about sexual touching. You're allowed to choose if and when you hug and kiss people. Screen You're the Boss of your Body Caregivers Ask youth organizations and schools: "What policies and procedures do you have to minimize risk of child sexual abuse?" Ask friends and family (for play dates and sleepovers): "What types of body-safety rules do you discuss with your children?" Rules like: no touching private parts no taking pictures of private parts no secrets allowing privacy when toileting. dressing Ask nanny or sitter: "What types of touching do you think are appropriate/inappropriate with children?" Off Limits - a must-read parenting book! Off Limits Off Limits: A Parent's Guide to Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse A Parena Guide Kerping Kidi Safe from Seal Abue April 2013 Promo - Order now for $15 (25% discount) "I can't be with my kids every second of every day, but now I know how to screen caregivers and I have empowered my children with body-safety rules. For your child and every child, read Off Limits!" Lisa Hall, Mom & Psychotherapist Sources:§ion-Facts+for+Families 57 experts_ share.html -Child-Sexual-Abuse.aspx?nfstatus 401&nftoken 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription ERROR%3a+ No+local+token 1_sexual-abuse-parents-experts-offer Brought to you by: PARENTING SAFE CHILDREN

How to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

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This infographic shows parents how to keep children safe from sexual abuse. It debunks common myths, offers “must teach” body-safety rules, and gives you specific questions for screening caregiver...


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