Don’t assume your children know right from wrong – make sure of it. Let your child know that sexual abuse is a crime. This might seem obvious, but it is important that we do our part to make sure our children understand that sexual abuse is against our morals and the law.
Since up to 40% of abusers are children, it is important for our children to recognize that all people deserve respect, and that forcing sexual activities on other people is a crime. We cannot afford to underestimate the sexual capacity of our children and the potential consequences of not teaching them respect, empathy, self-control, consent, and responsible, sexual behavior.
Likewise, do not forget to let your kids know how we feel about other import topics: racism, bullying, emotional & physical abuse, respecting people with physical or mental disabilities, as well as the consequences for physically or emotionally abusing others.
Sections on this page have been adapted from TheMamaBearEffect