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  • #2217

    Sexual abuse can happen to children of any race, Boy, Girl, socioeconomic group, religion or culture. There is no foolproof way to protect children from sexual abuse, but there are steps you can take to reduce this risk.

    1. Be involved in the child’s life:
    Being actively involved in a child’s life can make warning signs of child sexual abuse more obvious and help the child feel more comfortable coming to you if something isn’t right.

    Show interest in their day-to-day lives. Ask them what they did during the day and who they did it with.

    Get to know the people in your child’s life.

    Choose caregivers carefully. Whether it’s a babysitter, a new school, or an afterschool activity, be diligent about screening a care giver for your child.

    Know the warning signs.

    2. Encourage your child to speak up: When someone knows that their voice will be heard and taken seriously, it gives them the courage to speak up when something isn’t right.

    Teach your child about boundaries. Let your child know that no one has the right to touch them or make them feel uncomfortable.

    Teach your child how to talk about their bodies early.

    Be available. Set time aside to spend with your child where they have your undivided attention.

    Let them know they won’t get in trouble as treathened by perpetrators.

    Give them the chance to raise new topics, their own concerns or ideas by asking open-ended questions like “Is there anything else you wanted to talk about?”

    Lovely parents, we must do our best to safeguard our precious ones from the trauma of sexual assaults

  • #2222

    thanks for sharing .

  • #2226

    Once a child is sexually assaulted,  his or her mood will change. So parent should be careful on who you leave your children with. Also making every family friend appear to be uncles and aunties places your child with the risk of trusting wrong person as a family member

  • #2237

    Thanks for sharing.

  • #2244

    Thanks for sharing this with us

  • #2259

    Children should be monitored very well and should be kept with trusted people

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