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5 Tips To Protect Your Child From Unidentified Sex Offenders


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Parents teach their children about “stranger danger,” but sex offenders aren’t always strangers. Are you doing enough to safeguard your child against sexual abuse from known sex offenders — and people they already know?

Instant Checkmate presents common sense guidelines parents can use to help keep their children safe. Ready to view the criminal records of people in your neighborhood? Run a background check at today!

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5 Tips To Protect Your Child From Unidentified Sex Offenders

  2. 2. Parents: knowledge and communication can be a powerful combination to help keep your child safe from sex offenders.
  3. 3. Being concerned about the sex offenders we do not know about is just as important as focusing on the ones we do.
  4. 4. As a parent, practice the following common sense tips to protect your child:
  5. 5. Be completely open with your child. They need to feel safe to communicate their fears and problems.
  6. 6. Create an environment where you and your child feel comfortable talking about sensiBve or frightening things.
  7. 7. Encourage your child to be cau8ous, not afraid. As an adult, you know more than your child needs to hear.
  8. 8. Be honest and clear about dangers, but avoid telling them the scary details.
  9. 9. Teach children how to recognize suspicious behaviors instead of blindly fearing certain people.
  10. 10. Your child should be taught that adults who exhibit the following behaviors should not be trusted:
  11. 11. Asking a child for help 1. Following a child in a car or on foot 2.
  12. 12. Asking to take a child’s picture without parental consent 3. Touching a child in a way that makes them feel scared or uncomfortable 4.
  13. 13. Children must know that they can say “no” when they sense something is wrong.
  14. 14. Teach your child that their safety is always more important than listening to a stranger.
  15. 15. Know your child’s personality, whereabouts, and daily rou8ne.
  16. 16. As a parent, you are the best judge your children have of whether or not they are at risk from a stranger or someone in their familiar circle.
  17. 17. The absolute worst defense against child sexual predators is for the parent to say nothing.
  18. 18. You can run a background check on neighbors and parents of your child's friends to make sure your child is safe around them.
  19. 19. A background check can also show you any sex offenders in your neighborhood.
  20. 20. By incorporating education and a solid line of honest communication, your kids will be safer, smarter, and happier.
  21. 21. KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE Run a background check on Instant Checkmate today!
  22. 22. DISCLAIMER: It is PROHIBITED by law to use our service or the information it provides to make decisions about consumer credit, employment, insurance, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq. Instant Checkmate does not provide consumer reports and is not a consumer reporting agency. The information available on our website may not be 100% accurate, complete, or up to date, so do not use this information as a substitute for your own due diligence, especially if you have concerns about a person’s criminal history. Instant Checkmate does not make any representation or warranty about the accuracy of the information available through our website or about the character or integrity of the person about whom you inquire. For more information, please review Instant Checkmate Terms of Use.