How Little Talks Can Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

You want to protect your child from sexual abuse. But where do you start? With Little Talks! You can have them at ANY age, starting as young as a newborn. Not sure what to say? Check out all of our Little Talks below to see what you should talk to your child about, no matter […]

Defend Innocence’s 10 Best Blogs of 2018

We share a lot of great information here at Defend Innocence. There’s so much, in fact, that you may be overwhelmed and not sure where to start. This list is a great place to see the blog posts that other parents have found helpful. Child on child sexual abuse (COCSA) makes up about 1/3 of […]

5 Tips to Make Family Events Safe, Fun, and Worry-Free

Think back to the last time you got together with your extended family. Whether it was a family reunion, a holiday get-together, or a family dinner, it was probably chaotic – in the best of ways, hopefully. It’s also an uncomfortable truth that most children are sexually abused by a family member or friend. While […]

How to Protect Children in a Blended Family

I once overheard my 6-year-old son proudly trying to explain his family situation to a friend. “I’ve got three sisters here in Utah, and I have a baby brother in Hawaii.” With a raised brow and a confused look on his face, his friend replied, “But how come your brother doesn’t live with you?” This […]

The Sexual Abuse of Boys: What We Can Do to Help

Child sexual abuse, historically, has been a taboo topic that people were reluctant to talk about out in the open. We’re happy to say that things are shifting. People are becoming more aware of sexual abuse, and parents do amazing things every day to keep their kids safe. But there are still facets of abuse […]

How I Protect My Children in the City: A Mother’s Advice

It’s 3:30 in the afternoon, and my children are on their way home from school. To return home safely, they’ll have to walk from their school to the city bus stop. They will struggle to find a seat and will most likely stand on a cramped bus for most of the ride. After two different […]

How to Start a Conversation with Style

Wearing a T-shirt or tank top may seem like a strange way to spread knowledge, but when you wear a shirt from Defend Innocence, you can do just that. We hear stories all the time of someone wearing one of our tees being stopped and asked about their shirt. It’s an easy way to start […]

How to Make Conversations about Masculinity Helpful

Many people are focusing a lot of attention on the role of masculinity in our culture. A buzzword you might be hearing all the time is “toxic masculinity.” But what does this term mean? And can this principle be helpful in the way we talk to and teach our kids? It’s important to understand that […]

16 Quick Tips on How to Raise an Independent Child

One way to keep your child safe from sexual abuse is raising them to be confident and independent. That’s easier said than done. You don’t want to smother them, but you also don’t want to leave them alone to tackle everything on their own. So where is that balance? We asked people online and in-person […]