❌Discuss the risks of sexual abuse with your child❌
To prevent sexual abuse, it is important to discuss this risk with your child. Give it clear information and, once it's done, don't talk about it all the time. If you dramatize too much, it could encourage your child to shut up if he was in difficulty to avoid upsetting you. He might also develop such a fear that he no longer trusts anyone.
Be aware, however, that most sexual abuse is committed by people the children know. Even if you warn your little one, the responsibility for preventing sexual abuse is yours first.
If you were the victim of sexual abuse yourself as a child, you may be uncomfortable talking about the risk of abuse with your child or you may be panicked that it might arrive. In this case, do not hesitate to consult a professional specialized in sexual abuse, such as a sexologist or a psychologist.
You can also contact the center for assistance and fight against sexual assault (CALACS) in your region. Consult the CALACS grouping site for the telephone number of the center closest to you.❌Discuss the risks of sexual abuse with your child❌
Here are some questions to help you start a discussion about the risks of sexual abuse.