7 Steps to Protecting Your Children

Four-Happy-ChildrenDarkness to Light’s 7 Steps to Prevention Child Sexual Abuse is a quick reference prevention guide. Following these simple 7 Steps can help you keep your children safe. Try and send the 7 Steps to 7 Friends and together lets keep PREVENTING!

Step 1: Learn the facts
Realities—not trust—should influence your decisions regarding your child.

Step 2: Minimize Opportunity
If you eliminate or reduce one-adult/one-child situations, you’ll
dramatically lower the risk of sexual abuse for your child.

Step 3: Talk about it
Children often keep abuse a secret, but barriers can be broken down
by talking openly about it.

Step 4: Stay Alert
Don’t expect obvious signs when a child is being sexually abused.

Step 5: Make a Plan
Learn where to go, who to call and how to react.

Step 6: Act on Suspicions
The future well-being of a child is at stake.

Step 7: Get involved
Volunteer and financially support organizations that fight the tragedy
of child sexual abuse.

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