As a parent, you should make sure you know what is going on in your children’s lives. Jeff Herman, a successful attorney for sex-related crime victims, gives advice on children protection as well as recognizing signs of abuse in children. In his recent interview with IdeaMensch, he shared some important tips to protect your children against sexual abuse. Some of these tips are listed below.
Talking to your children will help to eliminate their vulnerability and therefore, make them ‘hard’ targets. Once a child has been abused, she or he can either not realize it and keep complying or recognize it and feel guilty about it. The following tips will help you be efficient in your endeavor to talk to your children about sex awareness.
Make sure it is age appropriate. Start talking to your children about sex crimes and sex predators at an early age using an age appropriate language. According to Jeff Herman, you should make sure they understand the parts that are private and off-limits to everyone else. Make them feel comfortable talking to you about anything.
Make them understand the importance of saying ‘No!’ The children should be aware that they have every right to say no to anyone who makes them feel uncomfortable. Also, you should make them learn to say no to anyone who tries to touch them inappropriately.
Use examples. Let them know that no one, including teachers, police officers etc. has the right to touch them inappropriately or even make them feel uncomfortable.
Continue talking as they grow. It is not a one-time endeavor. Keep emphasizing the importance of keeping boundaries. Additionally, keep an open-channel communication and make sure they are always comfortable talking to you about anything.
How to recognize signs of abuse
For a start, maintain a good relationship with your child. That way, they will trust you and talk to you about anything.
Always monitor their online activities. Generally, monitor all the adults that your child is in contact with. You should be vigilant enough to know adults who contact your child online as well as the ones who want to spend a lone time with your child.
According to Jeff Herman, some of the signs that you will need to pay attention to include sudden change in behavior, regression to previous behaviors as well as drastic behaviors.
About Jeff Herman
Jeff Herman is a successful attorney for victims of sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse. He is well known for exposing sexual abuse scandal associated with clergy of Archdiocese of Miami. He has won several prominent cases of sexual abuse on behalf of his clients and he has been always dedicated to fighting for justice for victims of sexual abuse.
He founded Herman Law and made its watchword “VOICE FOR VICTIMS.” The first case he represented involved an autistic child of preschool age, whose parents suspected unfair play toward their child at school. See This Article for more information.
More about Herman on https://gazetteday.com/2018/05/depth-interview-jeff-herman-herman-law/