Keeping Kids Safe: Steps adults can take to protect children from sexual abuse

“Molesters do not wear an ugly mask. They wear a shield of trust.” Patty Rase Hopson

Parents are often reassured by someone’s title that they are not a danger to their children. There can be a false sense of security when the title “doctor,” "police officer,” “coach,” or any other title is used. Child molesters understand this same concept and may plug themselves into these fields for this very reason.

While most professionals working with children are safe, child abusers are found among every profession. Parents should make the rule that a person’s title does not grant them free reign over their children, and does not make that person above reproach regarding concerning behaviors.

Source: Don’t be falsely assured by someone’s title, Children’s Home Society of South Dakota