Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Signs that Your Child is Being Sexually Abused

This is not an exhaustive list but quick reference.
If you see any of these signs in your child - don't let the matter drop without getting to the bottom of it.
If your child is being abused, you should be prepared to be shocked to find out who is responsible.
Report it to police regardless of who the perpetrator is.

Watching out for signs of sexual abuse can help you take timely action.
Naz Haider 

The worst of the worse nightmares for a parent is when their child is sexually abused. While we do everything in our control to ensure safety of our children, terrible things happen. Statistics and news will tell you that incidences of child sexual abuse are rampant. So apart from making sure your child is safe, what else can you do? You can know the signs of sexual abuse that you can watch out for and take timely action. 

Dr Shuchi Dalvi, child psychologist, explains a few signs you can watch out for.

Bruises: The first and most obvious signs of sexual abuse would be bruises on the body, specifically on the arms, from holding and using force. Now children can also get bruises while playing and jumping around. Pay attention and notice how often the child comes home with bruises.

Swelling in genital and/or chest area: One of the telltale signs is swelling or bruising in the genital and/or chest area. Also look out for scratches or signs of force around those areas. Also, redness in that area can mean pinching or rubbing.

Difficulty in sitting or walking: If your child finds it difficult to sit or walk, it could mean that she is being sexually abused. Check for bruises, or get her checked from a doctor at the earliest.

Has become quiet or secretive: One of the silent signs is your child becoming quiet and secretive. If your child does not feel comfortable sharing what happens at school or during the day when she is away from you, it should be a warning sign.

Acts ‘jumpy’: If your child has suddenly become very jumpy, panicky, and look afraid most of the times, then there’s something wrong. Also, if she is having trouble sleeping, or suffers from nightmares, you need to take it seriously. Talking to your child is the first step and then take it from there. Do not shy away from taking medical help if your child needs it. And of course, make sure the perpetrator putting your child through this is nabbed and put behind bars. - No matter who it is!