The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has recently published a notable document concerning child safety.
It is dated June 5, 2012 and is titled “Ten Ways Parents Can Help Keep Children Safe This Summer.”
“Child safety is important all year, but summer is an especially important time for parents and children to include safety in their activities,” according to Ernie Allen, president & CEO of NCMEC. “Always listen to your children and keep the lines of communication open. Your children are your best source for determining if everything is okay. Teach your children to get out of dangerous or uncomfortable situations right away and practice basic safety skills with them. Make sure they know they are able to tell you about anything that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.”
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has published a document titled “Preventing the Sexual Exploitation of Children” (pdf). This is a 2-page document that addresses 3 major points, each with many suggestions that:
When taken they could lead to a reduction in the incidence of sexual exploitation, an improvement in how we protect our children from this scourge, and caring and support for those children who have suffered at the hands of offenders.
These major points include what can be done by families, schools, and communities.
Recently there have been a variety of local (Chicago area) articles on how to prevent sex abuse of children.
Below are links to two such articles:
My Fox Chicago, November 15: “How to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse: Char Rivette”
Chicago Tribune, November 15: “Learn to recognize the warning signs of child sexual abuse“