CSAAM 2012 Tweets | April 10

  • Twitter Chat with @cybermum_India on how to keep ur children safe frm online predators.Use hasttag #CSAAM to ask questions. 12 to 1 pm today
  • So close to 500 signatures on petition to keep sex offenders out of kids’ sports. Plz sign and RT: http://signon.org/sign/amendment-to-the-ted #482 #CSAAM
  • Supporting Victims of Sexual Abuse – Message from Tulir http://wp.me/p1pP52-f6
  • The topic for our tweets today is: Staying safe without becoming paranoid #CSAAM
  • Better un-derstanding of CSA is what will help reduce the mass hysteria regarding the subject that leads to paranoia. #CSAAM
  • The worst direction our society can take in this fight against CSA, is to start to get over-anxious in the label of abusive behavior #CSAAM
  • Getting paranoid about affection or touching is not the way to cure this problem. Better education is. #CSAAM
  • Following tweets are on 7 steps that could be followed to prevent CSA without getting paranoid and distrustful #CSAAM
  • Step 1: Learn the Facts and Understand the Risks. Realities, Not Trust on others, Should Influence Your Decisions Regarding Children #CSAAM
  • Step 2 to education and reducing paranoia is – Minimize Opportunity
  • Step 3 – Talk About It | Children Often Keep Abuse a Secret, but Barriers Can Be Broken Down by Talking Openly About It #CSAAM
  • Step 4 – Stay Alert #CSAAM
  • Step 5: Make a Plan | Learn Where to Go, Whom to Call, and How to React #CSAAM
  • Step 6: Act on Suspicions | The Future Well Being of a Child is at Stake #CSAAM
  • Finally, Step 7 Get Involved |Volunteer and Support Organizations That Fight the Tragedy of Child Sexual Abuse #CSAAM
  • Facts state that nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.#CSAAM
  • Facts also say that in more than 90% of sexual abuse cases the child and the child’s family know and trust the abuser. #CSAAM
  • If You Eliminate or Reduce One-Adult/One-Child Situations, You’ll Dramatically Lower the Risk of Sexual Abuse for Children. #CSAAM
  • More than 80% of sexual abuse cases occur in one-adult/one-child situations. #CSAAM
  • Abusers often become friendly with potential victims and their families, , earning trust, and gaining time alone with children. #CSAAM
  • Think carefully about the safety of any one-adult/one-child situations. Choose group situations when possible. #CSAAM
  • Teach your children about their bodies, about what abuse is. Teach them words that help them discuss these things comfortably with u #CSAAM
  • a book called “Bitter chocolate” is what every parent should read, deals with A to Z of #CSA in a most sensitive manner
  • This one message should be tweeted a hundred times. if you don’t discuss sex and learn about it, you can’t prevent abuse of sex
  • Don’t Expect Obvious Signs When a Child is Being Sexually Abused. Signs Are Often There But You’ve Got to Spot Them. #CSAAM
  • Dont overreact, stay calm, dont panic – Your reactions have a powerful influence on vulnerable children. #CSAAM
  • If you are not sure, reach out to helplines and NGO’s. #CSAAM
  • Paranoia can be replaced only when a parent is sufficiently aware and informed about CSA. #CSAAM
  • The Key to fighting the widespread crime of Child Sexual abuse is to be informed, educated, alert. Dont give in to panic and hysteria #CSAAM
  • We have @cybermum_India with us for a 1 hour chat. She will answer questions on how to keep your children safe from online predators. #CSAAM
  • Beginning to talk with kids while they are young is important to help them understand issues & risks that may occur in later years. #CSAAM
  • Talk with young children about feelings and encourage them to express how they feel. #CSAAM
  • Help them label their feelings so that they will better understand and be more aware of what is going on inside them. #CSAAM
  • Teach them to identify and share when they feel sad, angry or scared. Conversation makes the parent-child connection stronger. #CSAAM
  • Teach that feelings of hurt and anger can be shared safely with others who can understand and give support. #CSAAM
  • Being curious is natural for children of a young age. Understand that young children will ask questions about sexual issues & the human body
  • Express curiosity about their own or others’ bodies — Ask about private parts of the body #CSAAM
  • Think about boy-girl differences — Explore sexual matters through their words, questions or play #CSAAM
  • Avoid fueling paranoia or constant fear in children, or causing vicarious trauma through graphic description of sexual abuse. #CSAAM
  • As an adult responding to young kids: Be careful to provide information that is appropriate to the child’s level of understanding. #CSAAM
  • Avoid giving too much detailed or in-depth information of a sexual nature at a young age. #CSAAM
    • Answer questions in an age-appropriate manner. — Help children feel comfortable discussing such issues with you. #CSAAM
  • CSA In The News – April 10 http://wp.me/p1pP52-kj
  • “Society cannot afford to have live sex bombs who, if let loose, are a potential threat…” by IHM http://wp.me/p1pP52-gr
  • Transcript of Chat with Cybermum_India | April 10 2012 http://wp.me/p1pP52-kn
  • Instruct children clearly on what is & is not appropriate physical contact between themselves & any adults or older kids #CSAAM
  • Ask occasionally, in a nonspecific way, if they understand what you have taught them and if they have any questions or information to share.
  • Encourage children to share their experiences, fears or concerns on things of a sexual nature with honesty. #CSAAM
  • Limit exposure of children to in-depth or graphic media coverage of sexual abuse cases or investigations. #CSAAM
  • Teach children the difference between tattling a friend’s secret and telling a responsible adult. #CSAAM
  • Read this for age appropriate information: http://bit.ly/HDjthA #CSAAM

 

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