If you eliminate or reduce opportunities for children to be in isolated, one-on-one situations with adults or other youth, you dramatically reduce the risk for abuse.
Learn More Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down by talking openly about topics like body safety, sex, and boundaries.
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The facts about child sexual abuse can be staggering, but learning them can help us better understand how to protect children.
For instance, we know that over 90% of sexually abused children are abused by someone known by the child or family.
In the 1980s, the American Medical Association distributed a widely viewed public safety announcement encouraging parents to teach their children about “Stranger Danger.” In the 30-second clip, a man drives up to a young girl on her way to school. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-HARM AND TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AMONG YOUTH IN HAWAII (abstract), Charlene K.