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Stop pedophiles:Because every child needs to be protected


Child sexual abuse is the use of a child for sexual gratification by an older or more powerful person. The offenders are usually adults, but sometimes could be powerful children. YOU need to know and accept the fact that it happens everywhere, in rich homes and poor ones, affecting boys and girls alike. Many people choose to ignore the ugly truth! 
 
WHAT IS CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE?
Child sexual abuse is any sexual contact with a child. It can take many forms — including both touching and non-touching behaviors.
 
Touching behaviors include:
-Touching a child's genitals (penis, testicles, vulva, breasts or anus) for sexual pleasure or other unnecessary reason;
-Making a child touch someone else's genitals;
-Putting objects or body parts inside the child’s genitals;
 
Non-touching behaviors include:
-Exposing a child to, or using him or her for, pornography or prostitution;
-Encouraging a child to perform sexual acts;
-Exposing a person's genitals to a child;
-Performing sexual acts in a child's presence;
-Photographing a child in sexual poses;
-Watching a child undress or use the bathroom, often without the child's knowledge;
-Using computers and the Internet to make sexual overtures or expose a child to sexual behavior.
 
A child sexual abuser may spend months "grooming" a victim with nonsexual hugging and touching — behavior that appears to be perfectly normal and acceptable. When the behavior becomes increasingly sexual, the child is confused, frightened and powerless to make it stop.
 
Who sexually abuses?
Child sexual abusers are members of all economic, social, cultural and age groups. Abusers look just like you or me. They are usually male, but women also sexually abuse children. The vast majority (above 90%) of child sexual abuse is committed by someone the child knows — someone who has easy and frequent access to the child, someone the family trusts. Abusers are most often family members, friends of the family, and babysitters. Most perpetrators are men, but some are women. Occasionally, couples will jointly abuse children.
Children may experience sexual abuse at the hand of a stranger, but this is the exception rather than the rule.
 
 
PROTECT YOUR CHILD by doing the following:
 
-Keep an honest and open relationship between you and your child, always emphasize that he/she can tell you anything and you will NEVER get angry.
-Urge your child to tell you about anyone who hurts or scares them or makes them feel uncomfortable.
-Encourage your children to come to you for help/advise.
-Pay careful attention to persons around your children. Keep in mind that even "nice" people, people you trust, can do mean, hurtful or wrong things.
-Trust your instincts. Refuse to leave your children in the company of those you do not trust, no matter who that person is.
-Include information about sexual assault when teaching your children about safety.
-Teach your children, as early as possible, to care for their own needs, such as bathing, dressing, and using the toilet.
-Give your children permission to refuse to obey an older child or adult if they believe what is happening is wrong.
-Let them know that nobody should make them feel uncomfortable and no one should touch their body parts or see their body parts except for those who care for them (nanny, house-keeper etc.) Always specify.
 
Please keep your mommy radar and instinct always on....whenever you 'feel' something is not right, then be sure that you are right!! We were born with this 6th sense and we have to make use of it appropriately!