Defense Against Crime

18/08/2010

Who will cry for the little child who knows hurt and pain?

Filed under: Crime Prevention,Safety Tips — peppereyes @ 2:33 PM
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Of all the crime news that we hear in the news, I believe that crimes against children affect us the most. This week we had another story of a mother killing her own children. Sadly crimes against children are not isolated incidents. They just largely underreported due to the political football that takes up more of the airwaves. Here are a few articles that I was able to pull from this week headlines.

  • 200,000 children are victims of family abduction each year—new documents available to help families.
  • Criminals are looking for Your Child on the Internet—Right Now!
  • 70 percent of youth report past traumatic experience including physical or sexual abuse
  • Crime News:Two-thirds of human trafficking victims were age 17 or younger
  • Mom accused of killing sons does not enter plea
  • Prosecutor: Girl, 7, sexually assaulted, suffocated

 Young children and teenagers have among the highest rates of conventional crime victimization and, in addition, they suffer from some crimes – like sexual abuse and family abduction — specific to childhood. Despite media publicity about crime and youth, however, this high vulnerability is seldom mentioned. These facts and statistics about crimes against children are compiled from a variety of sources.

The children most often targeted for a crime are those unsupervised by adults who, therefore, innocently wander in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is particularly true in apparently safe locations such as busy grocery stores, or department stores, or other large stores. We’re more likely to watch our children carefully when they’re in a playground, near water, or in other places where we think the possibility of danger is great. But when you are shopping we’re more likely to be distracted by the task at hand – whether it’s buying groceries or trying on a new outfit, or reading the back of a CD. Sadly, but true in today’s society children aren’t even safe playing in front of their house or walking around in their neighborhoods. Those who wish to harm children know where to find their best opportunities: exactly the places where parents may be least likely to keep an eye on their children at all times.

As parents or responsible citizens we certainly can’t prevent every injury, either emotional or physical which a child is likely to experience as a part of growing up. We can however, learn to provide a loving blanket of awareness that will go a long way toward avoiding those worst possible horrors. Keeping our children safe is our highest priority, as it should be, I believe for all TRUE parents.
 

There are lots of things you can do to keep your child safe.

  1. Teach them that monsters do exist that may do them harm, so that they don’t stray.
  2. NEVER LET YOUR CHILD out of your direct line of sight.
  3. Take note of any stranger or unsavory character that may interact with your child.
  4. Make a video and get the finger prints of your child, just in case something happens.
  5. Never have your child in any situation when someone could just grab them and get away.

     

 There are lots of web sites and blogs that have other safety tips; educating yourself and taking life changing steps are the only way to reduce your chances of being victimized.
 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to meeting the safety needs of you, your friends, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility arm yourself, or your business with our products and the knowledge of the best way to stay safe in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.   

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