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Protecting the child from perpetrators of sexual abuse is adult’s responsibility.

  • Learn the facts about the prevalence of child sexual abuse; where it occurs most frequently, the signs and ways by which it can be prevented. child sexual abuse can happen in the home, or at school and by a trusted person.
  • Minimize the opportunity of abuse by eliminating or reducing opportunities for children to be in isolated, one-on-one situations with adults or other youth.
  • Talk to children about sexual abuse; as one of the best protections against sexual abuse is parent’s relationship with their children. Parents need to have open conversations with children about body safety, sex and body boundaries.
  • Recognize the signs. Parents should be able to recognize the signs of abuse in children. These signs include anxiety, insomnia, increased reports of fear, as well as poor self-esteem.
  • React responsibly. Parents should understand how to respond to suspicious reports of child sexual abuse. Believing the child’s disclosure of abuse and reassuring the child of getting help will go a long way in protecting the child.