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didyouknowChild sexual abuse (CSA) involves a breach of trust and/or exploitation of vulnerability. The greatest risk to our children doesn’t come from strangers, but from people we know and trust. 

Estimated 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Children who are victims of sexual abuse:

  • 90% know their abuser

  • 60% abused by people the family trusts

  • 40% abused by older or more powerful children

  • 30% abused by family members

  • 10% or less abused by a stranger

CSA is :

Sexual act between an adult and a minor OR between two minors when one exerts power over the other

Forcing, coercing, or persuading a child to engage in any type of sexual act or sexual contact

Non-Contact acts such as exhibitionism, exposure to pornography, voyeurism, or communicating in a sexual manner by phone or internet

Commercial sexual exploitation of children where sexual activity involves a child and something of value is given or promised

Reduce Risks:

  • Avoid one on one in isolated areas
  • Avoid hidden & secluded areas
  • Make sure interactions can be observed & interrupted
  • Anticipate situational risks
  • Monitor internet use