10 Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Cyber Support Group

Straight talk about body parts and a no-secrets policy can protect young kids without scaring them

Natasha Daniels

We teach our young children all sorts of ways to keep themselves safe. We teach them to watch the hot stove, we teach them to look both ways before they cross the street. But, more often than not, body safety is not taught until much older — until sometimes, it is too late. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. You want to hear something even scarier? According to the US Department of Justice (nsopw.org) only 10% of perpetrators were strangers to the child and 23% of the perpetrators were children themselves!

Related: Signs Of Sexual Abuse in Children and Adolescents

These statistics do not surprise me. In my practice…

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