We must face the truth if we are ever going to stop the abuse.
The media promotes the thought that if children are taught “stranger” safety and keep away from those they do not know, they are less likely to be sexually abused. However, national statistics show that in over 90% of Child sexual abuse cases the offender is known to the victim. An offender is most often a family member or a relative, a friend of the family, a babysitter or an older child known to the victim. Why don’t we admit the truth??? Why does the media continue to promote a myth? They are powerful and could make a real difference yet they do not.