A child is alone in the restroom and an adult tries to walk in. What would you do?
This was a decision faced by a young recreation center employee. The facility had a policy prohibiting isolated, one-on-one situations and so the employee was holding the door for children to use the facility restroom one at a time.
When the adult tried to walk in, the employee stood his ground and said, “I am sorry, but you can’t use the restroom when children are in there.”
This young man had been trained in Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children prevention program and knew that more than 80% of child sexual abuse occurs in isolated situations. This training empowered him to choose the child’s protection over the discomfort of saying no to an adult.
You might think you’d know what to do if a child were at risk, but the right answer isn’t always obvious. That’s why Darkness to Light partners with local organizations to make sure all adults can access the resources they need to protect the children in their community.
Preventing child sexual abuse is our shared responsibility, and there are simple things you can do to keep the children in your life safe.
CLICK HERE to take Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® training for free and become empowered to protect children in your community. Use code Summer2015 to get your free training. This offer is available for a limited time only.
Adults can prevent child sexual abuse, but only when they empower themselves with the knowledge and tools to protect children.
Free training has been made possible through a generous grant provided by the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.