We saw this posting on the Little League Online – Baseball and Softball and thought it provided great information. The article is below. Jill Starishevsky knows the horrors of child abuse better than most – she’s a prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City. The mother of three is also the author of My Body Belongs To Me, a children’s book intended to prevent child sexual abuse by teaching children that their bodies are their own. She shares the following 10 tips for keeping children safe from predators:
- Safety in numbers. Find out what the policy is for one on one contact. Organizations can limit or eliminate the opportunity for abuse if there is a policy requiring a third person to be present (whether it is an adult or another child). In a sport such as tennis where there may not be a third person, parents should consider being present for the lessons.
By Communications Division SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. April 12, 2012