Is my child at risk?

Is my child at risk?

Children of every gender, age, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, family structure, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and geographic location are at risk of abuse.

  • 1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before turning 18
  • 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before turning 18
  • 1 in 5 children is sexually solicited while online
  • Most children do not report the abuse
  • 9 yo = mean age of child sex abuse victims
  • 11-13 yo = average age of entry for boys and transgender youth into the commercial sex industry
  • 12-14 yo = average age of entry for girls into the commercial sex industry

Teaching your child about "stranger danger" isn't enough

  • 90% of child sexual abuse victims know their abuser
  • 39% are abused by a family member