How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

Imagine bringing your child home, swaddled up tightly with a little hat on their head, giving them a kiss on their forehead, and then vowing to never speak in front of them. After all, what if you said the wrong thing? Better to never say anything than to say the wrong thing. Would that benefit […]

You Can Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Your Community

Let’s say that you just learned some really important information about how to keep your child safe from sexual abuse, and you wanted to share it with others in your community. How would you do that? Child sexual abuse can be a sensitive topic and it’s sometimes hard to know what the next step should […]

Not a Parent?: How You Can Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Cleo was on a lunch break when she heard a chilling statistic: According to a recent study released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18 in the United States.[1] These numbers were like a sucker punch […]

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 […]