Who Poses The Biggest Threat To Your Children?
While the thought of a registered sex offender living nearby is a disturbing one to most parents, the important fact that must be stressed is that these registered sex offenders are usually not the biggest threat to your children!
The term, registered sex offender, means they have been caught, charged and convicted of a sexual crime. Around 400,000 of these registered sex offenders involve crimes against children. The hard fact is that 9 out of 10 people who molest children are not registered sex offenders… they’ve never been caught! They can pass a background check looking for such crimes.
Nearly every day in nearly every major newspaper in the country you can read about them. It’s another teacher, youth counselor, pastor, coach, or pretty much any other profession you can name and they’ve been arrested for inappropriate actions with a child. Child molesters do not fall into any stereotypical pattern when it comes to occupation, except most look for jobs or activities that give them access to children.
While the child abducted off the streets by the stranger does happen, children are overwhelmingly victimized by someone they know and often trust and even love.
- 93% of sexually abused children know their abuser
- 39% of the time it is, in fact, a family member
Parents do all they can to isolate children from danger, but the reality is that it is an impossible task. Children will face times when they must act on their own behalf. Child Rescue Network helps gives parents and kids the tools and methods to empower children with all the knowledge and skill sets they need to make the best decisions possible… decisions that can be life-changing and potentially life-saving… whether they are dealing with a stranger or a familiar face.