The media promotes the thought that if children are taught “stranger” safety and keep away from those they do not know, they are less likely to be sexually abused. However, national statistics show that in over 90% of Child sexual abuse cases the offender is known to the victim. An offender is most often a family member or a relative, a friend of the family, a babysitter or an older child known to the victim. Why don’t we admit the truth??? Why does the media continue to promote a myth? Because the truth is so ugly that no one wants to be confronted by it. No one wants to hear that thier favorite Uncle has been molesting their child or any child. So they pretend these things only happen by the monster down the street. Even the pictures we see in the media show horrible pictures of these predators as if they are recognizable on the street. I hope and pray and wish that one day… we won’t even have to ask these questions. CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AWARNESS MONTH is every day and every month for me. I hope it is for you too and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. ❤ Night all!