April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and many local businesses and organizations display blue silhouettes of children, take a moment to recognize and share the importance of the symbol with your child.
We, as parents and caregivers can do our part to prevent some of these tragedies we see on the news and in our communities by creating open conversations and spreading the knowledge. As scary as it is, research shows one in ten kids will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. We often teach our kids about stranger danger, but the reality is 90 percent of the time the victim knows the perpetrator. Parents have to have a serious conversation with children at an early age to prevent abuse and understand what is unacceptable.
Here are 10 things that can keep your child safe and maybe even save their life.