Blast From The Past – Schocking Numbers

Interesting how reports can get to you. How they can sink in and not let go of you. I wrote about my worries in regards to being able to protect my daughter, my kids. Then I wrote about the report I watched about the woman who has to allow her abusive ex to see their child. Again I’ve seen and I’ve heard numbers that are so hard to grasp. And it’s not letting me go. I think it’s good to remind ourselves of those shocking numbers every now and then. Just to stay alert. To make sure we do our best to protect ourselves but also and most importantly our children. Here are some numbers I dug up a little while ago and think might be good to be shared again.

Don’t be paranoid but don’t be careless either…

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Shocking Numbers

One of the best things about blogging is the exchange with other bloggers, with people from all over the world and with all kind of different backgrounds. Of course it wasn’t any different with my post ‘Never Talk To Strangers’. The comments I got for this post were really thought provoking. Especially the one My Thoughts On A Page left with a link to one of her posts made me think (please read it and please reblog!). Can it really be? Can the numbers really be that shocking?

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Ten tips to help keep your child safe from abuse.

Tric, from My Thoughts On A Page, mentioned this post in a comment she wrote for a post of mine. I’m glad she did. I’m shocked about the high numbers of children being abused and about the percentage of the abusers who are know to those kids. It puts “Stranger Danger” into a new perspective… I think this post should be shared a s often as possible.

My thoughts on a page.

small_399874246Statistics tell us
1. One in four children will experience sexual abuse by the age of eighteen.
2. 90% of abuse is by someone they know and trust.
3. 82% do not tell anyone.

How do we help our children to stay safe.

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When An Adult Hits A Child…

Just remembered this quote and thought it might be a good addition to my previous post…

When a child hits a child, we call it aggression.
When a child hits an adult, we call it hostility.
When an adult hits an adult, we call it assault.
When an adult hits a child, we call it discipline…
– Haim G. Ginott