Every time I hear another Jerry Sandusky-like story, I want to lose my lunch. Whether it’s Elmo’s puppeteer or the church priest, new allegations seem to come up daily. We may not want to face it, but child sexual abuse is rampant. According to www.childwatch.org, 1 out of every 5 girls and 1 out of every 10 boys will be sexually abused before they reach the age of 18. And while logic tells me that not everyone is a pedophile, the protective mama in me has me giving everyone in my child’s sphere the side-eye.
But besides worrying and trying to hide our precious babies from the world, what can we do to keep them protected? One thing that we can do is get educated and educate other kids. Here are several tips to keep your child safe:never
It’s a scary world. Getting the facts and being vigilant can help us protect our children from danger.
Mamas, what strategies do you use to keep your children safe from predators?
Yolanda Darville is a mom, writer, communications strategist and blogger focusing on philanthropy and empowering women. Learn more about her on her blog http://bahamamommyinc.com/ .