Child sexual abuse is one of the most horrendous and disgusting sex crimes that someone may commit. To sacrifice a child's innocence and inflict her physical, emotional and psychological wounds likely to follow throughout life-time seems inconceivable to the minds of some. Unfortunately, this kind of sex crime is far more common than one realizes. Researches found that 1 out of 10 men and 1 out of 5 women recall some kind of child sexual abuse.
It's also important to keep in mind that child sexual abuse may be defined as any kind of sex contact between a child and an adult or older child. Since manual contact with the child's genital organs or vice versa, until penetration. In general, sex crimes involving children are committed by people who can control them, some relative, neighbor or babysitter in many cases. In 8 out of 10 cases of sex crimes, the child knows the aggressor, often some authority figure that the child respects and obeys.
As means of sex crime prevention, measures may take parents to protect their children against child sexual abuse.
- It's very important to teach children about privacy and
relevance of sex-linked areas.
- Listen to that child, pay attention if she does any comment on sexual connotation and if she's trying to tell something that seems hard to let out.
- be careful when choosing who your children will be spending time out with. If you have a child's caregiver, pay a visit without further notice.
- Briefly explain that child the do's and don'ts of someone else touching his sex unless so-told. Tell him to complain right away if anything unusual seems happened.