Keeping kids safe from child molesters

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Keeping kids safe from child molesters

If you want to keep your kids safe from molestors or predators, it's really important to understand the truths, minimize the opportunity and listen and communicate and empower your kids from the time they are very young. For example, 90 percent of childhood sexual abuse happens to kids by somebody that they know, somebody they have a relationship with. So it's our job as parents to make sure we minimize the opportunity that they can have one on one time with somebody who is not safe. We're looking for red flags and clues and cues in people's behaviour. If you want to keep your kids safe from a molestor, pay attention to their behaviour. Do they work really hard at being charming and ingratiating themselves into your family? Are they working really hard to gain one on one time to your child that excludes you? Sometimes, the nicer they are, the trickier they are.

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Pattie Fitzgerald

Child Safety Expert

Pattie Fitzgerald is the founder of Safely Ever After, Inc., and is recognized as a leading expert in the field of childhood sexual abuse prevention education, child abduction prevention, and Internet Safety education.  She is certified as a Child Safety Educator and Child Visitation Monitor, and has worked tirelessly as children’s advocate for over ten years.  As a former preschool teacher, Pattie blends her expertise as an educator and, more importantly as a mom, to teach parents and kids everywhere the most effective, up-to-date safety strategies without using fear tactics.   

Admired for her positive approach and warm, compassionate style, Pattie is also the author of the newly released children’s book, No Trespassing – This Is MY Body which parents and children are embracing across the country.  Pattie’s programs and curriculum have been implemented in public and private schools throughout the United States and have been also been utilized by The Santa Monica Police School Resource Department as well as the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department through their MERIT Program.   

Prior to the inception of Safely Ever After, Inc., Pattie worked as the Community Outreach Educator for the national child advocacy agency, Parents For Megan’s Law.  Her published work has appeared in national newspapers, parenting magazines, and trade journals throughout the country, and she has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, KCBS, KABC and KNBC news as well as countless national radio programs.

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