This is a guest post written by Kimberly King, an award-winning author, teacher, and authority on the subject of sexual abuse prevention.
As parents, we all want to keep our kids safe from harm. We teach our kids to wash their hands, cover their mouths, buckle up the seat belts, and always wear a helmet when riding a bike.
Sexual abuse prevention is a bit more complicated than that. … Read More Read more People naturally want to see evidence of damage done from an accident or a crime. Whether it’s the smashed front end of a car from a wreck, or a bruised eye after an argument, we want to see the wound, the stitches, the blood. We want proof. We are socialized to believe that we have to see an injury to know it happened. … Read More Read more It seems like the number of things you need to talk to your children about in order to keep them safe just keeps growing! One issue that should be at the top of your list is protecting kids from sexual abuse. Why? The CDC reports that 1 in every 5 children will experience sexual abuse. That’s 1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys.… Read More Read more Little league baseball, rep hockey, competitive swimming, after-school tennis lessons, karate classes . . . so many sports for our kids to choose from! Whatever activity your child chooses, the benefits of participating in youth sports are almost endless: they can improve outcomes in all areas including physical, social, psychological, academic and health. In well-structured sports, children receive opportunities to set and meet personal goals, develop lasting friendships and enhance problem-solving skills.… Read More Read more Imagine an “army of spiders” crawling the internet through millions of websites at lightning speed.
Sound creepy? Well, yes and no! What if the “army of spiders” was on a determined hunt to track and flag child sexual abuse material for destruction?
Then meet Project Arachnid – a software tool developed by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
In January 2017, Project Arachnid was released to detect images and videos of child sexual abuse using Microsoft’s Photo DNA technology.… Read More Read more I am a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at a large children’s hospital. My job is to collect evidence, look for injuries, provide support, and testify in trials for victims of sexual assault. If you’ve ever heard of a “rape kit”, SANE nurses are the ones who collect the evidence that goes inside of these kits. I remember distinctly where I was sitting several years ago when my gut told me something was off.… Read More Read more