Summary: Based on How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide, I’ll put together a lot of useful information and skills for you to identify child abuse. Most importantly, I’ll tell you how to keep child abuse away from your kids and what to do when you think it’s happening.
Last Updated on February 11, 2022 by Jack Robertson
Boy Scouts of America has released a book named:
How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Parent’s Guide
In this book, they are trying to tell us the importance of helping children and protecting them from child abuse. Also, some methods and guidance are given.
A kid needs help from teachers, friends, and most importantly, parents. If your kid is not getting enough help from you, what else can he expect from you?
If your child suffers from child abuse from family, school, or cyberspace, will he tell you when he considers that you’ll not offer any help? I suppose the answer will go to NO.
To avoid such a situation from happening, we must learn to protect our children with all means from every aspect. If we don’t, those offenders will be truly happy for our stupidity. And what will happen if we fail to protect our children? The consequences can be devastating or worse, deadly, which you can find many cases from the news.
Child abuse often refers to an action implemented by adult results in physical, emotional, or sexual mistreatment or neglect for a child.
The adult may be a parent, grandparent, or other family members, or may another caregiver, including a coach, teacher, babysitter. In some cases, it can be worse: pedophiles from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, or in real life.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline’s classification, there are 5 types of child abuse, including:
To be responsible to your children and guarantee that they will grow up with happiness and health, we as parents must stand out against any child abuse to our children.
To help those parents who have no idea how to protect their children from child abuse and bullying, I will put together 3 parts for you. You may follow them bit by bit to protect your child from child abuse:
For starters, talk to your child and hang out with him/her when you’re free.
Spend more time with your kid instead of a phone, a computer, or your work. Get your eyes away from the screen and look your kid in the eyes, talking to him/her with love and patience.
Have some conversations like ‘How’s your school this week/today, ‘Do you love your new teacher’, ‘You want to watch the Avengers this Saturday night’, understanding your kid’s recent hobbies, interests, and something like that.
With time, you are more than his/her mom or dad, but also the best friend that is related by blood. As a result, your kid is most likely to talk when he/she is in trouble and you’re available to kill that trouble from the beginning.
If your kid is sometimes unwilling to open the mouth and tell you his/her daily, try talking to your kid’s best friends, teachers, coaches, or anybody that stays the longest time with your kid. Keep the talk in private.
Doing so not only helps us make sure the person that your child spends the most time with is treating your son/daughter decently but also to keep in touch with your kid’s recent developments.
Pay attention that if your child appears that he/she is unwilling to go to school, interests class, or sports training, keep an eye on the coaches, teachers, classmates, and teammates.
We should never under underestimate the power of technology. With the popularity of smartphones, some software developers have released some special tools for parents to monitor and protect their children. We call this kind of software Parental Control programs.
Now, many kids have a cellphone and most of them have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok accounts. And a parental control program can give you access to these apps on your kid’s phone remotely. You can see:
You may say this is an act of violating your child’s privacy, which is indeed correct. But it does help protect your child.
Since a lot of you have no idea how to choose one from countless parental control services, I will give you some of the top icons of the industry and you may pick up one.
Released more than 9 years, mSpy is always one of the leading figures in the parental control industry. Besides examining the existing texts and messages on your kid’s phone, mSpy also allows you to check out those deleted SMS to make sure your kid is alright.
With mSpy installed on your kid’s phone, mSpy will update the information, data, and activity carried on within this phone every 5 minutes. You don’t have to update the information manually.
All three of them are excellent when you want to keep your child away from child abuse and bullying. Sign up for one if you’re interested.
Spyzie is one of the most advanced phone monitoring services that has won more than 3.5 million people’s hearts and the number is rapidly growing.
With SpyZie, you can easily check your kid’s SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Google, Skype, LINE, Viber, and many more apps information remotely.
If your kid has done some special activities on the phone like deleting data, changing Sim card, add new contacts, downloading new apps, searching for specific words, you will be alerted.
Designed to be a highly considerate parental control service, Cocospy offers you many useful features, including geo-location, geo-fencing, social media unveiling, etc.
The app is so-called ‘invisible’ and will never be detected by your child.