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Help the children in your life grow up free from sexual violence

Children are not responsible for avoiding or stopping sexual abuse.  Parents, guardians, educators, and other adults can create safe communities for all children by:

  • Becoming comfortable talking with the children in their lives about healthy body and emotional development.
  • Respecting when a child does not want to give or receive physical affection such as a hug, kiss, or “high five” — even if it is from a family member.
  • Taking action when another adult acts inappropriately with a child or children (such as insisting on spending time alone with them or not respecting the child’s boundaries).
  • Knowing what support is available if they think abuse is happening.


We can all help create respectful, healthy, and safe places for children. You can make your community a better place for everyone.