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Child Predators on the Internet

Child Predators on the Internet While the computer age has opened a whole new world for our children to explore and learn from, the “information superhighway” also has a dark side we all need to be aware of. Just as they prey on land, Pedophiles lurk on the Internet waiting to lure innocent children into their web of deviance, looking ... Read More »

Lures-Behaviours-Tactics of a Child Abuser / Perpetrator

Lures-Behaviours-Tactics of a Child Abuser / Perpetrator It is essential for a parent to know the characteristics of a child sexual abuser/perpetrator in order to protect their child. It is equally important to understand how perpetrators lure children into their web of harm, and to teach their child how to identify danger and respond to it, and most importantly, to ... Read More »

Preventing Child Abuse – “Know the Tricks Used by Sexual Predators”

Preventing Child Abuse – “Know the Tricks Used by Sexual Predators” (Source: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org/public/prevention_childSexualAbuse.html) 1.    The Apple Of My Eye Trick The first trick is named after Laura Ahearn’s “The Apple Of My Eye” sexual abuse prevention program. This trick is at the top on her list for the most insidious of all because predators use the same innocent vulnerability we strive ... Read More »

Preventing Child Abuse – “What Can You Do To Protect Your Children From Child Predators?”

Preventing Child Abuse – “What Can You Do To Protect Your Children From Child Predators?” (Source: http://reocities.com/CapitolHill/7836/predator.html) Public awareness is being raised concerning the national tragedy of missing children. Not all missing children are runaways; some children just seem to vanish without a trace. We cannot always be with our children, so we must trust their intelligence and good judgment. ... Read More »

The Consequences of Child Abuse

The Consequences of Child Abuse Common long-term effects and problems for abused children include: Emotional problems Behavioural problems Poor performance in school Further abuse While these effects are not always obvious, they are important. Long-term studies of low achievers, runaways, drug abusers, prostitutes and incarcerated individuals paint a disturbing picture. Abuse is a consistent and pervasive element in their backgrounds. ... Read More »

Preventing Child Abuse

Preventing Child Abuse The best way to help an abused child or preventing it from happening to your child is by educating yourself and watching for the signs. Teach your child what is and is not acceptable from others and believe your child if they tell you that something is wrong. Children can’t always speak for themselves, so we have ... Read More »

Emotional Child Abuse Statistics

Emotional Child Abuse Statistics Emotional abuse statistics are notoriously difficult to obtain. Relatively few cases are reported, leaving only the most severely traumatized children and youth protected and treated. As a child, I was among the unreported cases. Gathering emotional abuse statistics is a challenge, because emotional abuse is often concealed in secrets and behaviours that are tied to other ... Read More »

Emotional Child Abuse Effects

Emotional Child Abuse Effects Emotional abuse effects are directly connected to the relationship between the victim and abuser; the closer the relationship, the more devastating the effects on the child or youth. As the intensity, frequency and duration of abuse increases, so does the effect on the psyche of that child or youth. The negative messages of emotional child abuse, ... Read More »

Signs and Behaviours of Emotional Child Abuse

Signs and Behaviours of Emotional Child Abuse Emotional abuse is a pattern of behaviour that attacks a child’s emotional development and sense of self-worth. Emotional abuse includes excessive, aggressive or unreasonable demands that place expectations on a child beyond his or her capacity. Constant criticizing, belittling, insulting, rejecting and teasing are some of the forms these verbal attacks can take. ... Read More »

Types of Emotional Child Abuse

Types of Emotional Child Abuse There are six types of emotional abuse: Rejecting Isolating Ignoring Corrupting Exploiting Terrorizing One type of emotional abuse that warrants a section of its own is witnessing family violence. Types of emotional abuse #1: Rejecting Putting down a child or youth’s worth or putting down their needs. constant criticism name-calling telling child he/she is ugly ... Read More »