The U.S. Congress and individual states have passed various laws that require states to monitor registered sex offenders. These laws include but are not limited to, the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children Act, the Pam Lychner Sex Offender Tracking and Identification Act, and Megan's Law.
On March 5, 2003, The Supreme Court rules that information about posting registered sex offenders on the Internet.
Every 8 minutes, Child Protective Services finds evidence for or substantiated, a claim of child sexual abuse.
One in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult.
Females ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
It isn't always easy to build a trusting relationship with your child. Trying to get your children to share what is going on in their lives can be difficult.
Building an open and welcoming environment from the beginning stages of a child's life is essential. Children are less intimidated and more likely to discuss issues and topics in their lives with an open and supportive environment.
Getting your kids to share serves as a building block for times when your child needs to discuss pressing issues like sex and sexual abuse.
KidsLiveSafe put together a comprehensive parents guide about sexual predators and keeping children safe. This free online eBook includes vital statistics, how to tell if a predator is victimizing a child, and social media and cyber-bullying.