STEP 2: MINIMIZE OPPORTUNITY
|Step 1: Learn the Facts | Step 3: Talk about It | Step 4: Recognize the Signs | Step 5: React Responsibly | The Five Steps to Protecting Our Children
If you eliminate or reduce isolated, one-on-one situations between children and adults, and children and other youth, you'll dramatically reduce the risk of sexual abuse.
More than 80% of sexual abuse cases occur in isolated, one-on-one situations.
Reduce risk. Protect children.
CREATE AND LOBBY FOR POLICIES reducing or eliminating isolated, one-on-one situations in all youth serving organizations, such as faith groups, sports teams, and school clubs. These policies should ensure that all activities can be interrupted and observed.
ONE-ON-ONE TIME with trusted adults is healthy and valuable for a child. It builds self-esteem and deepens relationships. To protect children while nurturing these relationships: