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The link between holidays and child sexual abuse prevention

We often encourage parents to use holidays like July 4th to spend quality time with kids. This is pretty common advice given by everyone from youth organizations to parenting organizations. But what is the link to child sexual abuse prevention? As parents, you spend a good amount of time making sure your children are protected – from holding their hands when you cross the street to buckling them up into the appropriate car seat as they grow. If you’ve taken D2L’s Stewards of Children training, …

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Talking to kids about bodies, sex, and boundaries

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 best things to tell a child growing up that can help prevent child abuse or lead to it being reported? OUR ANSWER From the very beginning, you can lay the foundation for protection with your children by having age-appropriate conversations with them about the topics …

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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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Modest is Hottest–
How to create a culture that devalues girls AND boys

By: Linda Daniel D2L’s Stewards of Children training is based on the principle of taking risks and standing up for children. Marion Mayer, a junior at Lakeland Senior High School, did exactly that when she took a stand against the way her principle introduced the school’s dress code as “Modest is hottest,” and “Boys will be boys.” This high school student brought national attention to the issue, shedding light on gender sexual inequalities that still pervade our culture. In a Facebook post, Mayer addressed the …

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