Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse by Carissa Poole
The aim of this book is to safeguard children about the dangers of people in their life or the lives of their friends, who may want to hurt or cause them harm. It would indeed be a great world if we didn’t have to do this, unfortunately, we don’t have that luxury in the 21st Century.
By raising awareness with children, we arm them safely, with their own internal warning system that will tell them when they feel that something is not right.
This publication assists children, together with a parent, legal guardian or teacher to look out for any potentially harmful behaviour and make it easy to talk about. The more awareness that can be raised safely, around this subject at an early age, can only educate children in order to keep them safe and aware throughout their childhood, teenage years and into adulthood.
Never before has there been such disclosure on such an enormous scale, about the harmful and destructive actions bestowed upon children by older children or adults. Never before has there been such empathy and support for those affected. We cannot stop paedophiles and/or sex offenders, in whatever disguise they work under in order to target children. By being prepared and aware, we can at least empower them to have the courage to speak up when they feel threatened or in danger.
Having the knowledge, power and courage to protect oneself against creepy crawlies puts the predator in jeopardy. It is and always has been the silence and secretive behaviours that create the abusive environment. If we teach children to speak up and tell someone, we wipe out and bring in to the open, any secrets. If nothing else this is a start, this is progress.