The internet has made it possible for people to get information about any topic they choose with the click of a mouse. However, there are also people who use the internet to prey on children. That why attorney Jeff Herman
, an advocate for people who have survived sexual exploitation, rape and sexual abuse, says it’s essential parents take key steps to prevent their children from becoming victims of sexual abuse by predators online and off. In a recent article Herman shared valuable tips to help parents keep their children safe. Herman explained being aware of the things going on in the lives of children is more important than ever before.
Jeff Herman explained luring, manipulating and abusing children is easy for predators because children tend to be naïve. He recommends parents arm their children using age-appropriate language to teach them about their bodies and what shouldn’t be discussed with others. Make sure they understand if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or tries to touch them they have the right to say no. Even if the person is a family member, friend, teacher, coach, police officer or member of the clergy. Parents must also keep the lines of communications open and continually educate their children about what abuse looks like.
A Youngstown, Ohio native, Jeff Herman got his juris doctor from the School of Law at Case Western Reserve University in 1985. Herman Law’s founder and managing partner, he’s been exposing and prosecuting sexual predators for over a decade. Herman brought the sexual abuse scandal in the clergy at the Archdioceses of Denver and Miami to public attention. He also won a $100 million judgement against Rev. Neil Doherty for sexual abuse. Jeff Herman is considered a leading attorney in the U.S. for dealing with high-profile sexual abuse lawsuits.
Jeff Herman says signs of an abused child parents should look out for acting out sexually, trying to hurt themselves and other sudden behavior changes, regressing to thumb-sucking, bed-wetting and other behaviors they had outgrown, sudden fear of certain people and places and depression, anger, nightmares and significant changes in sleep patterns.
According to Jeremy Goldstein, companies have stopped to give employees stock options. Many companies were doing it to save money, but there were many other hidden reasons. One of the reasons is because employees may not be able to exercise their options if the stock value drops. Secondly, Jeremy Goldstein adds that because economic downturns might make the stock options worthless, many employees decide to avoid it. The other reason why companies have deviated is because of accounting burdens. As Jeremy explains, the financial advantages of this plan may be minimal than the cost of implementation. The employees know that there is a chance of getting higher salaries from the employer if this method is not implemented.
However, Jeremy admits that the method has its advantages in addition to other types of compensation plans like better insurance coverage, equities or additional wages. One advantage is that because the options are of equivalent value, the employees can easily understand them, and when the company’s share value rises, they boost personal earnings to employees. Through this understanding, the staff is encouraged to work hard because they know that if the company’s value increase, they, in turn, reap big.
Jeremy L. Goldstein & Associates LLC is a boutique law firm where Jeremy L. Goldstein is a partner since June 2014. The firm offers advice to corporations in the executive corporation, compensation committees, CEOs, corporate governance matters and management teams. He is active in the company’s compensation practice in issues arising with merger and acquisitions.
He is also involved in corporate governance executive compensation issues. Jeremy attended the Pingry School and also has Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Arts & History from Cornell University and Chicago University respectively. He also studied law at the New York University School of Law.
To learn more, visit http://officialjeremygoldstein.com/.