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Fairfax County Police recently hosted a Child Safety Symposium that covered many topics including prevention, awareness, child abuse and Internet safety.

Fairfax County Police recently hosted a Child Safety Symposium that covered many topics including prevention, awareness, child abuse and Internet safety.

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    Child Safety Symposium Hosted by Fairfax County Police Child Safety Symposium Hosted by Fairfax County Police Presentation Transcript

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    • Hosted by the Fair Oaks District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department Child Safety Symposium
    • Speakers:
      • MPO Sophia Grinnan, Crime Prevention Officer
        • Prevention through Awareness
      • PFC Nicole Christian, Detective
        • Child Abuse
      • MPO J.J. Sorrentino, Detective
        • Child Exploitation
    • Why the seminar?
      • Inquiries about child abductions
      • Inquiries about “stranger danger”
      • Inquiries about Safe Houses
      • Sex Offender Registry
        • Benefits and myths
    • Avoid Tunnel Vision!
      • Who should we Protect
      • Our Children From?
      • Does ethnicity play a role?
      • Is race a factor in these crimes?
      • Can women be child molesters too?
      • Are predators usually unkempt or homeless?
      • ATTEMPTED TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
      • CARNAL KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD 13 TO 15 YEARS OLD
      • VIOLENT SEX OFFENDER FAIL TO REGISTER
      • (2) TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
      • TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
      • CARNAL KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD 13 TO 15 YEARS OLD
      • INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN
      • (3) TRANSMISSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
      • POSS CHILD PORN
      • (2) TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
      • TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
      • SEX OFFENDER FAIL TO REGISTER
      • LEWD/LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD
      • VIOLENT SEX OFFENDER FAIL TO REGISTER
      • TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
      • INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN
      • (2) AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY
      • INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN
      • TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
      • (10) INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN
      • (3) TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN
    • It all begins with AWARENESS …
      • How to be aware?
      • Where do you begin?
      • Of whom to be aware?
      • Arm your child first with knowledge THEN a cell phone!
      • Really listen and pay attention to your children
      • Make sure that their body language matches their words
      • Listen and pay attention to friends, neighbors, family, acquaintances
      • Don’t regard others’ feelings before your children's
      • Question motives, activities
      • Communicate plans, departures and arrivals
      • Be aware of your surroundings
      • Report suspicious persons and activity!
      What is Awareness?
    • Angry Indignant Too busy Why? No, sad I don’t want anyone to hear Happy No, Don’t want to discuss Are you ok?
    • VS Human Nature Habits Gut Instinct What and how we think versus what and how we feel. Trust Your Senses!
    • Sex Offender Registry
      • Pros
        • You know who an offender is and where an offender lives (great tool)
      • Cons
        • False sense of security
      • Myths
        • If not on probation these offenders have the same rights to children as you or I
      • Schools – Playgrounds - Employment
    • Have a Plan, or Two…
      • Call Police 9-1-1 for emergencies
        • In progress or just occurred where public safety is at stake
      • Where are you children and who are they with?
      • Have a plan that accommodates their surroundings
      • If it’s too good to be true… maybe it is!
      Plan A Plan B
    • Support
      • Again: Play the “What If?” game only this time, with familiar persons
      • Eliminate repercussions of inconvenience!
      • Call no matter what time of day or night
        • Even if you have to leave work or function
      • Believe them!
      • Again, how well do you know people?
      HELP Ok, I’m here for you.
    • Peer Pressure!
      • Know your child
        • Know where and who your kids are with
        • Talk to them about drugs and alcohol
        • Are they a leader or more of a follower
          • Regardless make sure they can and will stand up for themselves
          • Discuss rumors
      • Self Respect
          • Select friendships carefully
          • Protect their personal physical and mental being
          • Know when to discard unhealthy people and situations in their lives (teach them)
    • Bullying
      • Take action (community issue)
      • Report to school and police
        • Occurs at school, on bus, to/from bus stop
      • Neighborhood bullies: Report to Parent and FCPD
      • Kids think it’ll be worse if you get involved
      • (WRONG!)
      • People treat kids the way they do because they can
      • Bullying occurs in person, via internet, texting
      • It occurs via words, actions or behavior
      • Don’t become an aggressor
        • Parents sometimes get caught up in it
      You want a piece of me?
    • Look Listen Talk Teach Praise Be a Role Model! Plan
    • Fair Oaks District, MPO Sophia Grinnan [email_address] Contact Your Crime Prevention Officers: For More Information West Springfield District, MPO J.T. Frey 703-644-5026 (press 1) Franconia District, MPO Alice Eggers 703-922-8263 Reston District, PFC Kate Fernbacher 703-478-0799 Mason District, MPO Chip Connor 703-354-5889 McLean District, MPO Patrick Lucas 703-734-0756 Mount Vernon District, MPO Robbie Clift 703-360-8928 (press 1) Sully District, PFC Bret Katinsky 703-814-7000