In addition to the efforts put forth by the parish or school, parents
or guardians may also wish to discuss safety and prevention topics with the children in their
care. These tools never replace the
parish's or school's responsibility to teach, but they are additional
resources regarding this difficult topic. Further, the following
online resources have been identified to help in this effort:
USCCB Web Sites Dedicated to Child Safety:
http://www.ket.org/cgi-bin/cheetah/watch_video.pl?nola=KCWRS+000628 - Dwayne F. Depp, assistant director of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, discusses child-abuse statistics in the state and what can be done to prevent abuse and neglect of children. A 2011 KET production.
http://www.taalk.org -- TAALK: Breaking the Silence that Surrounds Child Sexual Abuse.
http://www.taalk.org/resources -- In addition to the child sexual abuse prevention programs offered by TAALK, the following national resources are also available to provide support services to victims and their families.
http://www.preventchildabuse.org/publications/parents/index.shtml -- From Prevent Child Abuse America, assorted chid abuse prevention tip lists for parents.
http://www.stopitnow.org/ -- This
excellent website offers many articles on the prevention of sexual
abuse of children, tactics used by perpetrators and how to keep your
-- This website offers free downloads of educational material as well as information on
purchasing materials for the prevention of sexual abuse and internet safety.
-- This website offers information for parents and guardians on how to keep their
children safe while when using the internet.
-- Free online videos and other informative resources to keep kids safe.
-- Dowload link for FREE Special Report on Child Molesters
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/ResourceServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=0#Resource_4 -- Download for Know the Rules...General Tips Parents and Guardians to keep kids safe.
http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US&PageId=3026 -- The Internet offers an array of entertainment and educational resources for children
but also presents some risks. Several resources are available on
this website to assist parents and guardians with internet safety
http://www.glassmanpsyd.com/keeping-kids-safe-from-abuse/ -- Keeping kids safe from abuse: tips for kids and parents/guardians.
-- Tips, resources and websites on keeping kids safe from sexual abuse.
-- Searchable list to help parents become aware of some of the common shorthand--used
to increase the speed of communication or to exclude others from
knowing about content--used in online chat rooms, Instant Messaging
systems, and cell phones equipped to send text messages.