Sunday, August 10, 2008

Protecting Our Children From Sexual Abuse

As a follow-up on my article entitled "Internet Porn Targets Our Children" found at http://patriciasingleton.blogspot.com/2008/08/internet-porn-targets-our-children.html , I did some more research on The Oprah Winfrey Show website found at http://www.oprah.com and found some articles on how to protect our children. Awareness is what these articles provide you with so here they are:

Online Predators: A New York Times Investigation
http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahdotcom/safety_eichenwald

Traits of a Sex Offender
http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahdotcom/safety_traits

Warning Signs of Abuse In Children
http://www.oprah.com/article/relationships/parenting/safety_signs

Be an Informed Parent
http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/safety_informed

What to Do If Your Child Was Abused
http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahdotcom/safety_abuse


These are just those articles that I found that www.oprah.com has provided online. There are many others that you can find online if you do a Search. If you are a parent, please take the time to check out these articles. They are a valuable resource for helping us to protect our children from sexual predators online and off.

I want to say my own Thank You to Oprah Winfrey for the valuable service that she provides through The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Patricia

2 comments:

Deb Estep said...

Hey Patricia,

Even though this blog post does not look to top your all time blog comments list, it's still a very valuable resource.

No doubt many of the hits to your blog come by way of you sharing your personal story of abuse in your childhood.

Many moons ago, I recall a presentation on TV called:
How to Raise a Street Smart Kid.
It was put on by the Adam Walsh Foundation.

Today Walsh is involved with
The Safe Side. An organization started by Julie Clark, the Mom responsible for The Baby Einstein company.

As Walsh says...'Kids want to know what to do, and parents need to be prepared.'


https://www.thesafeside.com/


'Breaking the silence' and 'awareness' is indeed the key.!

xo xo
Debs_E

Patricia Singleton said...

Debs, thanks for adding on the link to "thesafeside" site.

To all of my readers, if you know of any other resources such as this, free leave them in a comment to this article so that others will become aware of them.