Here are additional ways that might help reduce the risks of sexual abuse:

1.   Begin talking to your child about personal space and privacy by age 3 and about sex before age 10.

2.  Only allow those you have trusted and have known for many years to provide toileting and bathing care for your child.

3.  Encourage children’s independence in toileting and personal self-care.

4.  Discourage bathing with siblings and adults once your child starts elementary school.  Supervise bathing before this time.