Sex Abuse Prevention

By Patty Onderko

The news about former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual abuse of young boys is sickening and scary. And sadly, it’s not uncommon. But instead of pulling the covers over our heads, we can use news like this as an opportunity to learn about the signs of abuse so we can prevent it from happening again. There are things we can do to keep our children safe. Keep reading for tips that can strengthen our kids, our families, and our communities against the threat of pedophiles.

Having “The Talk”

You don’t have to scare your children in order to keep them safe. Teaching them the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching will go a long way in protecting them from predators. As early as age 3, children should understand that parts of their body are private and that it’s not okay for just anyone to touch them. Here are some things to keep in mind as you start the conversation....

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Do yourself a favor. Think for yourself. Be your own person. Question everything. Stand for principle. Champion individual liberty and self-ownership where you can. Develop a strong moral code. Be kind to others. Do no harm, unless that harm is warranted. Pretty obvious stuff...but people who hold to these things in their hearts seem to be disappearing from the earth at an accelerated rate. Stay safe, my friends. Thanks for being here.   

Stay Informed:


National Children's Alliance

Kempe Center


National Children's Advocacy Center


Sex Trafficking Resource Guide 

Sex Abuse Prevention Guide


WWF Sex Scandal: Pedophiles in Pro Wrestling 


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