There is a registered sex offender in my area, how do I protect my children?
Last Updated: 10/10/2016 at 2:10pm
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Ask your children to keep away from that man and call 911 for help if anything happens. give security measures.
This is a difficult situation for a parent to be in and of course not one to take lightly. Be sure to talk with your children about what that means and what a sex offender really is so that they are fully aware. Be sure to talk with them about safety rules. If you talk with them early on and in depth on a level they can understand, you will feel better knowing that they are prepared with that knowledge to keep safe and have a plan in place if needed.
Keep your children away from the house at all times. If anything strange happens (a person comes out of the house and paces back and forth in front of your house) call the police. They'll take care of it. There isn't much you can do, or anything to worry about really.
There are laws protecting neighborhoods from registered sex offenders, and they are not legally allowed to live near families with children, so look up the law in your state and see if they are legally allowed to be where they are, and if they arent, feel free to contact law enforcement.
Keep a close eye on him. Alert the other neighbors. Make sure they get on abd off the bus or to have anadult with them at all times.
By explaining to them that they should not speak with strangers at all if they are not with their parents. It's important to educate young children what is appropriate and was is NOT appropriate when it comes to certain part of their bodies per instance. Giving concrete examples will help the child understands boundaries and will know if things that are happening are not okay.
Stay close to them as close as you can without being overprotecting to them. Give them advices.
let them know. make them aware of this. you can't protect your children always but they can. knowledge is power. i also suggest letting the authorities know of your concern so they can do something about it.
Children who are articulate, comfortable talking to their parents, and who understand what is and isn't appropriate contact are in my opinion less at risk. I personally think it's important for all children to be supported by their parents in these things as a blanket approach. As parents we need to recognise that having a registered sex offender in the area is not likely to place children at risk. Let me explain my reasoning, a registered sex offender is under scrutiny. The majority of offences are with someone already known to the family.
By talking to your children.. Letting them know about the dangers of being alone and speaking to or being spoken to by strangers.. Some may think.. Oh well there too young.. No children are never too young to know what to look out for.. The more aware they are.. The more protected they'll be
I suggest that you never let your children walk alone, especially at dusk. Also, never let your children go anywhere with individuals that you do not know or have contact information from.
You can keep an eye on your kid and always have the buddy system. Make sure your kids know that they should not wonder around alone at any time.
If you wish to protect your children, make sure to tell them not to go near areas where you know he is a lot of the time. Tell them not to speak to strangers and keep to the general rule of 'Stranger Danger'. (Which they may have learnt in school).
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