Jeff Herman: Tips For Protecting Children From Sexual Abuse Online And Offline

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 na├»ve. 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.

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