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Prevention tips for child sex abuse


FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
You have passed the first prevention test, by learning about child sexual abuse and your rights. (like you are doing now). Now lets see what else you can do:
child abuse bulletTalk to you parents about your activities. You need to trust them and understand that they are there to help and protect you from harm.

beware of gifts from abuserschild abuse bulletTell them of any gifts or favors you receive from people (including relations, friends and friends of your parents). This way they can help you to know if there is an intent behind the gift.

child abuse bulletNever be in lonely places alone. Always get your best friend to keep you company when you go out. Look out for your friends and ask them to do the same for you.

child abuse bulletDon't encourage older people to say things about your body's private places. Example, "you have beautiful breasts" or "you look sexy" or "You have great figure" or "Have you had sex before" No one has any business asking you questions like that. Tell them immediately that you do not like such comments and leave the place. You can also tell your parents about it, so that they can advice.

child abuse bulletBe careful when you go out for a party or any event where people are having fun. Open your eyes and look out for danger. Sexual abusers can be at places like this, looking for girls who are drunk to abuse. Don't leave your drink unattended. Be careful.

FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Child sexual abuse is one crime that is not very easy to prevent, because it is usually inflicted by people close us. These tips can help minimize the exposure and occurrence.
child abuse bulletFor younger kids, pay attention to who takes care of them (baby sitters, nursery teachers and others) Usually they are fine but there are some very dangerous ones.
child abuse bulletTeach kids to identify support groups, with people they trust. This way if one trusted person abuses them, they can rely on other trusted adults
child abuse bulletTeach children never to keep secrets.
child abuse bulletTeach them the difference between "good" and "bad" touches.
child abuse bulletTeach young school-aged children about sexual abuse and the dangers.
child abuse bulletTeach them to be brave to report it if it happens.
child abuse bulletTeach teenagers how to avoid rape and date rape.
child abuse bulletConstantly supervise your children's activities and be extra vigilant.
If your child has a learning disability, or any disability that prevents her/him to make sound judgement, try not to leave her/alone alone with others in quiet places.

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