Hosted by the  Fair Oaks District Station  of the  Fairfax County Police Department Child Safety Symposium
Speakers: <ul><li>MPO Sophia Grinnan, Crime Prevention Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention through Awareness </li></u...
Why the seminar? <ul><li>Inquiries about child abductions </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiries about “stranger danger” </li></ul><u...
Avoid Tunnel Vision! <ul><li>Who should we Protect  </li></ul><ul><li>Our Children From? </li></ul><ul><li>Does ethnicity ...
<ul><li>ATTEMPTED TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN  </li></ul><ul><li>CARNAL KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD 13 TO 15 YEARS OLD ...
It all begins with  AWARENESS … <ul><li>How to be aware? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you begin? </li></ul><ul><li>Of whom t...
<ul><li>Really listen and pay attention to your children  </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that their body language matches the...
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 <ul><li>Pros   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You know who an offender is and where an offender lives (great ...
Have a Plan, or Two… <ul><li>Call Police  9-1-1  for emergencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In progress or just occurred where ...
Support <ul><li>Again:  Play the “What If?” game only this time, with familiar persons </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate repercu...
Peer Pressure! <ul><li>Know your child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know where and who your kids are with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Bullying <ul><li>Take action (community issue) </li></ul><ul><li>Report to school and police </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Occurs ...
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...
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Child Safety Symposium Hosted by Fairfax County Police

  1. 2. Hosted by the Fair Oaks District Station of the Fairfax County Police Department Child Safety Symposium
  2. 3. Speakers: <ul><li>MPO Sophia Grinnan, Crime Prevention Officer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention through Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PFC Nicole Christian, Detective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Abuse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MPO J.J. Sorrentino, Detective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Child Exploitation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Why the seminar? <ul><li>Inquiries about child abductions </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiries about “stranger danger” </li></ul><ul><li>Inquiries about Safe Houses </li></ul><ul><li>Sex Offender Registry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits and myths </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Avoid Tunnel Vision! <ul><li>Who should we Protect </li></ul><ul><li>Our Children From? </li></ul><ul><li>Does ethnicity play a role? </li></ul><ul><li>Is race a factor in these crimes? </li></ul><ul><li>Can women be child molesters too? </li></ul><ul><li>Are predators usually unkempt or homeless? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>ATTEMPTED TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>CARNAL KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD 13 TO 15 YEARS OLD </li></ul><ul><li>VIOLENT SEX OFFENDER FAIL TO REGISTER </li></ul><ul><li>(2) TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>CARNAL KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD 13 TO 15 YEARS OLD </li></ul><ul><li>INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN </li></ul><ul><li>(3) TRANSMISSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY </li></ul><ul><li>POSS CHILD PORN </li></ul><ul><li>(2) TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>SEX OFFENDER FAIL TO REGISTER </li></ul><ul><li>LEWD/LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD </li></ul><ul><li>VIOLENT SEX OFFENDER FAIL TO REGISTER </li></ul><ul><li>TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN </li></ul><ul><li>(2) AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY </li></ul><ul><li>INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN </li></ul><ul><li>TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul><ul><li>(10) INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILD BY CUSTODIAN </li></ul><ul><li>(3) TAKING INDECENT LIBERTIES WITH CHILDREN </li></ul>
  6. 7. It all begins with AWARENESS … <ul><li>How to be aware? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you begin? </li></ul><ul><li>Of whom to be aware? </li></ul><ul><li>Arm your child first with knowledge THEN a cell phone! </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Really listen and pay attention to your children </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that their body language matches their words </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and pay attention to friends, neighbors, family, acquaintances </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t regard others’ feelings before your children's </li></ul><ul><li>Question motives, activities </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate plans, departures and arrivals </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Report suspicious persons and activity! </li></ul>What is Awareness?
  8. 9. Angry Indignant Too busy Why? No, sad I don’t want anyone to hear Happy No, Don’t want to discuss Are you ok?
  9. 10. VS Human Nature Habits Gut Instinct What and how we think versus what and how we feel. Trust Your Senses!
  10. 11. Sex Offender Registry <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You know who an offender is and where an offender lives (great tool) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>False sense of security </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If not on probation these offenders have the same rights to children as you or I </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Schools – Playgrounds - Employment </li></ul>
  11. 12. Have a Plan, or Two… <ul><li>Call Police 9-1-1 for emergencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In progress or just occurred where public safety is at stake </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where are you children and who are they with? </li></ul><ul><li>Have a plan that accommodates their surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>If it’s too good to be true… maybe it is! </li></ul>Plan A Plan B
  12. 13. Support <ul><li>Again: Play the “What If?” game only this time, with familiar persons </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate repercussions of inconvenience! </li></ul><ul><li>Call no matter what time of day or night </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if you have to leave work or function </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Believe them! </li></ul><ul><li>Again, how well do you know people? </li></ul>HELP Ok, I’m here for you.
  13. 14. Peer Pressure! <ul><li>Know your child </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know where and who your kids are with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to them about drugs and alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they a leader or more of a follower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regardless make sure they can and will stand up for themselves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss rumors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Self Respect </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Select friendships carefully </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Protect their personal physical and mental being </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Know when to discard unhealthy people and situations in their lives (teach them) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Bullying <ul><li>Take action (community issue) </li></ul><ul><li>Report to school and police </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Occurs at school, on bus, to/from bus stop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood bullies: Report to Parent and FCPD </li></ul><ul><li>Kids think it’ll be worse if you get involved </li></ul><ul><li>(WRONG!) </li></ul><ul><li>People treat kids the way they do because they can </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying occurs in person, via internet, texting </li></ul><ul><li>It occurs via words, actions or behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t become an aggressor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents sometimes get caught up in it </li></ul></ul>You want a piece of me?
  15. 16. Look Listen Talk Teach Praise Be a Role Model! Plan
  16. 17. 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

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