— Stop Abuse Campaign (@AbuseStoppers) January 11, 2017
—–I’ll Know a Sex Offender When I See One– This story implies our friends and family are automatically safe- one stranger was this mother’s undoing. Most children are sexually abused by someone they and their parents know. About half of all child sexual abuse happens within a child’s family, and half happens outside their family, but still within the family’s circle of trust. In other words, the people this myth are admonished to “friend” on facebook. People can know their parent, child, partner, sibling or friend very well and still be stunned to learn this person has sexually abused a child. Most of us will go to our graves without asking someone if they experience a strong or persistent sexual attraction to children, or if they have sexually abused one. Asking this question is unlikely to help you protect a child- taking a class about child sexual abuse is your best bet.