3 steps kids should take to avoid abuse or abduction

Marc Klass, Presidendt of KlassKids, shares three tips for children that can help them to be aware of and avoid potential situations that can lead to abuse or abduction
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3 steps kids should take to avoid abuse or abduction

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Unfortunately, the majority of children that are sexually abused in this country are sexually abused by a known adult. Also unfortunately, it's status quo in the United States to tell your children to obey adults. And I think we need to rethink that policy. What children should do much more than obey an adult is trusting their instincts. If somebody's telling them to do something that they don't feel is right, they need to put a stop to that immediately by either screaming or putting as much distance between themselves and that person as they possibly can. They then need to go to a trusted authority and tell that authority, whether it's their parents, some other caregiver, or even somebody in law enforcement what has occurred and what their concerns are, so that a stop can be put to it immediately. The last thing any child needs in this country is to become a serial victim. And unfortunately that's what happens far too often. So parents need to be aware, children need to be aware, and organizations that hire individuals that have unsupervised access to children need to be doing comprehensive background checks on those individuals so known threats can be eliminated in the first place.

Marc Klass, Presidendt of KlassKids, shares three tips for children that can help them to be aware of and avoid potential situations that can lead to abuse or abduction

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Marc Klaas

President, KlaasKids

In the aftermath of the Oct 1, 1993 kidnapping and murder of his 12-year-old daughter Polly, Marc Klaas gave up his lucrative rental car franchise to pursue an aggressive child safety agenda. In announcing the formation of the non-profit KlaasKids Foundation in September, 1994 Mr. Klaas said, “we can give meaning to Polly’s death and create a legacy in her name that will be protective of children for generations to come by pursuing the singular mission of stopping crimes against children.” Through federal and state legislative efforts Mr. Klaas promotes prevention programs for at-risk youth, stronger sentencing for violent criminals and governmental accountability and responsibility. Mr. Klaas travels extensively through the United States facilitating child safety events, encouraging innovative solutions and proven programs that positively impact crime, abuse and neglect that plague children in so many of our communities. He also counsels and advises numerous victim families and families of kidnapped children.

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