Ivy Posts On Protecting Children From Sexual PredatorsMay 27, 2008 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
I used to work with battered women and sexually abused women and their children. No, I don’t won’t to talk about it here.
Ivy wrote a post on Love Shak, Baby that is more than good in protecting children not only online but in your home. It’s well-written and it is smart.
There’s nothing like finding something like that out to change how you feel about someone. Ack. It makes me remember- sexual predators look like everyone else. They can be your friend, your uncle, your pastor. They can be anyone.
How can we protect our children from sexual predators? I personally have one steadfast rule: I never let my children be alone with any male who is not directly related to me. And even then, I use caution. Number of men my children have been alone with: 2. Their dad and my dad.
But that’s not all you can do to protect your kids, and I admit that is a bit overprotective. However, you can’t be too careful. Here’s a list of 8 things you can do to protect your kids from sexual prdators:
Just read the post if you have kids.
The same thing happened to me. I had a friend that I adored. Guess what. He got busted for predatory behavior. Not rape, but still, the trust was gone and it was all online and was completely and terribly inappropriate. I saw that he had done this on the front page of a newspaper. It hurt me more than you will know but not near as much as the emails he sent to a teenager.
No, I don’t want to talk about that either here out of respect for the young girl involved.
It was quite painful for everyone involved. I was a professional working with people who had been abused and I had NO IDEA!
I had no idea, people. No indication.
We aren’t friends anymore.
Sometimes, you just don’t know what’s going on when the lights go down and the door is shut.