Protecting your kids from child predators

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If you want to find out what a molester really looks like, don't look at their face. Don't expect obvious signs in a molester or a child predator. What we are really looking for are clues and cues in their behavior. The red flags can be very subtle. Things like, someone who is working really hard to gain one-on-one time with your child that excludes you. Somebody who is spending more time with your kid than you are. Somebody who is always offering to help out, offers of free babysitting, transportation, outings with your child. Somebody who is always lavishing your child with a lot of attention and gifts. If you child comes home and says, "The soccer coach gave me a brand new iPod or a brand new necklace." Pay attention to that person, that's a red flag. Somebody who looks too good to be true. Somebody who is always offering to take your child off of your hands. These are red flags and warning signs that somebody may be trying a little too hard to gain access to your child.

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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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