PEDOPHELES ARE KNOWN AS SERIAL CHILD ABUSERS
Women of today unaware of Social Diseases impacted by our unconscious actions are unintentionally putting their children in vulnerable environments. Here in this blog we are seeking to inform the parent.
Parents often imagine a child molester being an ugly old man dressed in a trench coat, hiding behind bushes in the dark of night behind bushes in the dark of NIGHT, just waiting for the right moment to kidnap or molest children. However, child molesters come from all walks of life and not discriminate by Race, Gender, Social Class or Age.
It is a widespread misconception that Child molesters are complete strangers to their victims and statistics of child sexual abuse confirms that 90% of sexual abused victims know their abusers. Children are most often sexually abused by family members and close family friends, such as fathers, brothers, grand fathers, uncles, cousins, boyfriends of single mothers, baby sitters etc Also foster children are often put in what should be a protective environment are often molested by friends and neighbors family members of the foster parents. Often times children are put into group homes and molested by the children.
According to the US Department of Justice, pedophiles also referred to as serial child abusers share certain characteristics and behaviors:
- He is usually an adult male, but some women also sexually abuse children.
- The abuser is often a past victim of child molestation him/her self.
- He seeks out children of same age he was when he was victimized.
- He is often married and hard-working.
- Pedophiles are often employed within a wide range of occupations.
- They are usually well-liked and respected community members.
- He may be well-educated and a regular church-goer.
- He relates better with children than adults.
- Some prefer boys, some prefer girls.
- He usually prefers a specific age group of children.
- Pedophiles take and collect photographs of victims while dressed nude or in sexual poses.
- He may collect child-adult pornography.
In addition, perpetrators will often:
- seek to lower inhibitions of potential victims
- regularly attend children’s events in the community
- volunteer in youth organizations
- coach children’s sports teams
- chaperone camping or overnight trips
- frequent video arcades, playgrounds or shopping malls
- offer baby sitting services
- seeks jobs where children are easily accessible
- befriend parents, especially single mothers, to gain access to children
- participate in internet gaming with children
- joins social networking websites such as my space, Facebook and other social media
- become foster parents
- seek job opportunities where children are easily-accessible
HOW CHILD MOLESTERS LURE THE CHILDREN
Child molesters are professional con-artist, they are players with words, very skilled when it comes to manipulating children with various GROOMING METHODS. In order to create a special bond of warmth and trust. This may involve lavish attention, and gifts of money, alcohol or drugs, playful touching or tickling, all in an effort to create and atmosphere of secret keeping. It is important to note that most victims of child sexual abuse do not tell they were sexually abused, even when directly asked by a parent or other authority figures.
Pedophiles are extremely difficult to detect and can be found in the most unlikely places, making it imperative that parents provide children with the tools to recognize and avoid potentially abusive individuals and situations.
Parents must be extremely vigilant in teaching children about Good Touch Vs. Bad Touch, recognize and identify the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, and closely monitor children’s activities while online and off-line. Single-parent homes are especially vulnerable, as the parent is trying to fulfill the role of a two-parent home, usually having a full-time job trying to run a house hold on their own.
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO TO PROTECT CHILDREN:
Good communication is the single most effective way of protecting children from becoming sexually victimized. Children need to be taught the proper and correct words for body parts, as well as the correct term SEXUAL ABUSE other wise, how will children know to tell parents that they were sexually abused.
If you suspect or are told your child has been sexually abused, immediately contact Child Help USA /10
NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE 1 (800) 4 A CHILD or your Local Police Department.
Peace, Love and Wellness
THE DAUGHTERS OF OSUN