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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Report Abuse

Once you have determined that something inappropriate has happened, you need to take action. Immediately stop any avenue of contact your child has with the predator, and take steps to report the problem to the appropriate authorities.

Why People Don’t Report Abuse

There are many reasons why people of any age don’t report abuse. The abuse might have been too traumatic for them to deal with; they might distrust the authorities; they might be afraid of reprisals to themselves or other family members. It might be a family member who was the abuser. Parents might feel that they and their child have already been through enough and are not strong enough to face a long, drawn-out legal battle, or they simply want to keep their family out of ...

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