Most of us do not want to linger over sexual abuse of children. Just imagining it makes the parents shudder! However, that is a frightening and unpleasant reality in the world today, and its influence on children can be devastating. Is there any point in discussing this subject? Think about it, how much sacrifice are you willing to make for your child’s safety? Finding out about the unpleasant facts about harassment must have been little sacrifice. This knowledge can actually be very useful.
Don’t let this problem become a scourge that takes away your courage. At the very least, you have an advantage that your child does not have — the ability your child can only get after years, or even decades. Because you have lived longer, you already have assets in the form of knowledge, experience, and wisdom. The key is to add these assets and use them to protect your child. We will discuss three basic steps that can be taken by each parent. The steps are: (1) Be the first line of defense for your child, (2) give your child enough information about sex and (3) equip your child with some basic instructions to protect themselves.
Are You the First Line of Defense?
The main responsibility for protecting children from abuse is with parents, not children. Therefore, parents must be educated before they can educate children. If you are a parent, there are a number of things you need to know. You need to know the characteristics of the perpetrator and how the mode is. Parents often imagine the perpetrator as an unknown person lurking in the dark, searching for ways to kidnap and rape children. Such bad people do exist. News media often reports about them. However, they are relatively rare. In about 90 percent of … Read more