Hurting children isn’t right; our children are impressionable and work hard to please us. We need to teach our children that certain games are abusive and disruptive to our development. We live in a world that values sex and rebellion. The combination causes our children to grow up faster than willing participants and sexual predators who may be as near as your next door neighbor. A child who never been taught that revealing our bodies in a public or poisonous imagination game like playing doctor with someone their own age, will probably at some point fall victim to a sexual predator. We need to protect our children from sexual abuse even at the hands of a best friend.
Call to action: pick as many options as you like but I urge you don’t fail or do nothing.
- Write a letter to a congressman, state or county worker, or the white house urging these officials to take sex trafficking around the world and in our backyards seriously.
- Write the leader of your church to point out the prevalence of child abuse and neglect which cause runaways who are picked up by predators because they feel no one wants them – urge him to write a sermon to bring awareness of the issues to the laity of his parish.
- Children in third world countries are often trafficked as slaves for the purpose of work or sex. Some of these children are told that the circumstance of child marriage is better than starving to death. Children trafficked as soldiers are taught to disrespect women and often treat girls their age as sex objects. Donate to the cause of freeing children from the control of traffickers and help us end human trafficking by getting the traffickers caught.
- Most sexually-active children and teens have faulty definitions of sexual expression and when it is appropriate – time to talk to your children before hide under your bed while you are having sex with your mate or pep at the two of you through the keyhole