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Prevention Tips

  1. Build family stability to enhance feelings of love, safety and acceptance of children.
  2. Equip yourself with information regarding CSA and how to prevent it.
  3. Provide children around you with constant age appropriate information about sex, their sexuality and sexual abuse
  4. Seize the moment and explain incidents, movies, statements etc that they come across which have sexual connotations
  5. Eliminate, as much as possible, situations where one adult has to be alone with a child unsupervised since most sexual abuses occur under these situations
  6. Stay alert to signs and symptoms that may reveal that a child is being exposed to sexual content above their age or is even being sexually abused.
  7. Put the blame where it belongs, with the abuser and not the victim. It is never the fault of a child who is sexually abused, even if the child is a teenager and especially when the abuser is an adult over 18 and so should know better.
  8. Never cover up sexual abuse, be vigilant. If you suspect a child is being abused speak up, report the offender and make sure the abuser can’t do the same to anyone else.