9 Tips to Prevent Your Child From Pedophilia
When it comes to protecting children, parents and caretakers are not often struggling to ensure that children and adolescents grow as safely as possible. However, protecting children against pedophilia is a challenging task.
1. Teach about body parts
Teach the names of the parts of the body and try to indicate to the child which parts are public and which parts are intimate, which should be preserved. Those responsible can do this at the time of bathing, playing games, changing clothes, singing, and so on.
2. Start early
You can begin teaching this care early on using simple language that the child understands. The child is constantly interacting with his own body from the moment he is born, and this orientation that parents and guardians give is part of an education that goes beyond the prevention of pedophilia.
3. Orient and monitor internet usage
As children get older, it is possible to have more complex and even more direct conversations. It is necessary to guide children and adolescents on what to post on social networks, chats, and also monitor the sites.
While it is possible to install programs and other tools that block access to certain sites, it is critical that those responsible do not leave children completely alone for a long time in front of the computer.
4. Be careful what you put
In addition to being content that can be misused by abusers, photos and videos of ordinary children in the social networks of parents can generate other problems.
Depending on the content, this material may be interpreted as the dissemination of child pornographic content, and the person hosting this content may face imprisonment for three to six years and a fine.
5. Create a home security environment
The child needs to feel completely safe inside the home to communicate something that is wrong, whether it is a case of bullying or a sexual assault. Listen to the child, pay attention, stimulate the conversation, keep the communication channel always open so that she can trust you.
6. Help your child identify trusted people
Talk to the child and create with her a list of people she can trust and also the limits.
7. Covers school participation
School is a fundamental partner in this education and therefore it should include this orientation in its classes. Just like at home, the school should offer an environment of love, care, attention, and respect.
8. Empower the child
Often predators choose children and teens that they can handle. In addition to all the above steps, you need to assure the child that she will receive help if she asks, that she can say “no” to something that makes them uncomfortable.
Any type of conduct or inappropriate content should be reported to punish offenders and prevent others from being victims.
10. Identifying signs of abuse
If the child is suffering from some kind of aggression, it is necessary to look for behavioral changes, such as:
Avoidance of a particular person or environment.
Marks in the body resulting from aggression.
Some children and teenagers may pretend that everything is okay, which further reinforces the need to be emotionally close to the child so that she feels safe in telling about the aggression.
If aggression has occurred, seek help. The child will benefit from a psychologist who will help her overcome the trauma.
Parents and caregivers can also benefit from psychotherapy as well as support groups with other caregivers who have experienced similar situations.
Already in terms of the process, Cristina Sleiman and Mark William Ormenese Monteiro point to the need for evidence gathering and testimony.
In addition to this phase of collecting materials and evidence, the child is also referred to do the skill.
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