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Dangerous Decals – What your car says about your kid

Last June, we blogged about the potential danger of bumper stickers and car decals that provide detailed information on your family and kids. Recently, law enforcement professionals began weighing in on the issue. From firstcoastnews.com: Local law enforcement agencies are warning motorists about the dangers of their bumper stickers. Allan Harnage is a huge Gator fan, but besides showing his whole family bleeds blue and orange, he’s also letting people know how many family members he has and what kind of pets, through his family …

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The trouble with sleepovers

On April 30, D2L held its very first Reddit AMA on child sexual abuse prevention in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month. We received many great questions that will be featured in our May blog series. QUESTION How concerned should I be letting my 3rd grade daughter sleep over at her classmate’s houses? She is constantly asking about it, and she did sleep over a few times with a few of her classmates. She’s normally the only one at the sleepover – it’s not like …

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The Red Flags of Grooming Behavior

On April 30, D2L held its very first Reddit AMA on child sexual abuse prevention in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month. We received many great questions that will be featured in our May blog series. QUESTION What are the red flags of grooming behavior? OUR ANSWER Grooming is a process by which offenders gradually draw victims into a sexual relationship and maintain that relationship in secrecy. At the same time, offenders may also fill roles within the victims’ families that make them trusted and …

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Healthy Sexual Development

On April 30, D2L held its very first Reddit AMA on child sexual abuse prevention in honor of Child Abuse Awareness Month. We received many great questions that will be featured in our May blog series. QUESTION In your opinion, is it possible for a child to abuse another child, and if so, would this be viewed differently than an adult abusing a child? Would it be considered abuse if it was mutual (no force, coercion, etc.)? What advice could you give to someone trying …

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Get involved!

April’s arrival brings with it the potential for many wonderful memories with the children you love. Winter melts away to the blossom of spring, the Easter bunny brings eggs and candy for kids to find and enjoy, and park days and outdoor adventures become regular weekend activities. April also marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. What better time to take action and protect children, creating safer environments for them to develop happy memories free of the trauma of child sexual …

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Youth serving organizations have an obligation to protect kids

Statistically, most child sexual abuse occurs in a residence – generally the victim or perpetrator’s. With that in mind, you might be wondering why we at D2L spend so much time working with organizations to help institute policies and train staff to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. There are several very good reasons we say that youth serving organizations have an obligation to protect children. Serial perpetrators look for easy access to kids. Organizations without protective policies offer unlimited opportunities for perpetrators to …

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Teachable Moments: Snapchat

By now, many of you have heard about the popular app, Snapchat. Used by roughly 26 million people in the U.S., Snapchat allows its users to communicate via temporary photo and video sharing. After the 10-second viewing time expires, the shared photo or video “self-destructs,” never to be seen again. Or does it? What You Need to Know In addition to viewers’ ability to take a screenshot of the image, research shows that instead of being deleted, the photos are actually stored in a hidden …

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Chefs Discuss Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (post 3 of 3)

Chefs from some of Charleston’s top restaurants discuss child sexual abuse prevention. Post 1 Post 2 Each chef featured in this video participated in the Darkness to Light Gala, lending their time, talents, and staff to help create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those in attendance. We wish them a heartfelt thank you for their support, and for their ongoing dedication to protecting children.

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Chefs Discuss Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (Post 2 of 3)

Chefs from some of Charleston’s top restaurants discuss child sexual abuse prevention. Chefs Discuss Prevention: Post 1 Each chef featured in this video participated in the Darkness to Light Gala, lending their time, talents, and staff to help create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those in attendance. We wish them a heartfelt thank you for their support, and for their ongoing dedication to protecting children.

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Chefs Discuss Child Sexual Abuse Prevention (post 1 of 3)

Chefs from some of Charleston’s top restaurants discuss child sexual abuse prevention. Stay tuned for the second and third installations, which will be posted on Mondays this January.   Each chef featured in this video participated in the Darkness to Light Gala, lending their time, talents, and staff to help create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those in attendance. We wish them a heartfelt thank you for their support, and for their ongoing dedication to protecting children.

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