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Is Your Child Being Groomed For Sexual Abuse?

Parents of abused kids usually cannot tell that the child was a victim, as children are less able to express sexual abuse if they go through it. Maybe as a result of parents being too busy to engage with their kids. It could also be because the kids don’t know the words to use to express molestation. Many times, they keep shut because they fear the consequences that accompany speaking up.   While one or two of the following behaviours can be explained away, if your child exhibits the majority of these behaviours, it’s safe to assume that something is wrong. Seek help from the appropriate authorities or a trusted professional. 1. They quit a beloved leisure activity or sport […]

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Reasons you should encourage your teen’s social media use

Parenting forums always seem to be against teens’ social media use. There is an abundance of online articles telling you the dangers of social media, but very few if any, telling you about the benefits.   Social media has come to stay, and like driving on ice, when it seems you are speeding out of control, it is helpful to steer into the skid. Encourage social media use but on your terms.   Ask your teenagers, they will tell you the many reasons they continue to use social media, and those are what makes for healthy adjustment. In an international survey of 15-year-olds, 91% of boys and 92% of girls agreed that it is beneficial to have social media profiles […]

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what every parent must know about FOMO Anxiety

Like many other 6-year-olds, when I was younger, I always wanted to play outside with the neighbours’ kids. Sadly, my mom wouldn’t let me until I had done my homework and cleaned my room. I remember how much it stung to look out the window and see the other children swinging from the dusty tire strung to the old oak tree. I remember the deep pain that accompanied hearing those soul-piercing, high pitched screams of children having a good time. Many times I cried because I couldn’t join in. That my dear is FOMO.   What is FOMO? FOMO – The Fear of Missing Out –  in its simplest terms is the sense that others are having a more rewarding […]

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6 Easy Ways to Identify a Child Molester

Because they believe they would be able to spot a child molester just by their looks, Parents of abused kids often say things like “he didn’t look like a molester”, “he was so nice” etc. In most instances, the molesting happens right before our eyes, and we don’t notice it. One convicted child molester brags of how he perched a little girl on his shoulder, one hand under her skirt, in her v*gina and the other on her thighs. This abuse happened right in front of her parents! Do you think you would know if a predator was deceptively grooming your child? To fully understand the mind of an online predator, it is helpful to think of them as serial […]

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Are Social Media Influencers Brainwashing Your Teens?

From the “Mannequin Challenge” to “the kiki challenge”, social media has been influencing the things teens and tweens do, what clothes they wear, watch and the types of videos they post. This influence is all harmless fun until the someone gets seriously injured like in “the Kylie lip challenge”, “the cinnamon challenge”, or even killed by incoming traffic as in “the kiki challenge”, or by poisoning as in the tide pod challenge.   You’d think that after all the misfortune these challenges cause, people will stop, wrong! Instead, people compile ‘fail videos’ of unfortunate events and release them to the public as ‘comedy’ on Instagram and youtube.   The worst part about these trends is you cannot tell which will […]

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Is Your Teen Being Groomed For Sexual Abuse?

Real life victims who come forward to share their experiences always say the same thing. They felt trapped so they couldn’t initiate a conversation with parents or the authorities about it. They just wanted someone to notice that they weren’t okay. A particular victim in the UK (whose identity shall remain hidden) was forced into Teen prostitution! She just wanted someone to say to her “I know you’re not okay, tell me what is wrong! Tell me what is happening”. She said if she had been able to tell someone about it, the prostitution might not have lasted that long or even started in the first place.   Well, you can be there to help, here are some signs that […]

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How Paedophiles Online Can Turn Your Teens To Victims

The ways paedophiles groom teens online is one that baffles many experts. Research shows that only 5% of predators lie to teens about their age. 95% of paedophiles are upfront with the teens about their intentions.   According to research, predators list low self-esteem and spending extended periods of time online as major risk factors that makes teens vulnerable to their advances. The type of images on their profile page and the kind of posts they make are other major ways victims are chosen.   Some other ways teens become vulnerable are through; posting sensitive personal information publicly; Accepting friend or follow requests from people they don’t know in real life; Interacting with strangers online;  Looking at pornography; or Talking […]

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How to Protect Your Child From Being A Victim of Sexual Predators

There are many methods by which predators exploit children, all of which are very effective but subtle and easy to overlook. They make the child trust them, and then they begin to take advantage.   Thankfully there are a few ways by which you can ensure that your kids stay safe on and offline.   1. Teach Kids the Dangers of the Online world   Talk to your children about the dangers online. Help them understand how essential it is for them not to talk to strangers, especially online Because the people they are talking to may not be who they claim to be. Teach your teen that If the person they’re interacting with has many of the same interests […]

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How to Protect Your Teen From Becoming A Victim of Predators

Human Beings have been fabricating information since the beginning of time, the inception of the internet has just made this more prevalent and much easier to get away with. It is not new to us that people can now conveniently form fake profiles filled with false information and use that to cause another person harm. Hence, we must diligently guard our online lives and those of our teens.   Whether you’re a parent or an educator, addressing the following will help you protect your teens.   1. Online Profiles Have your teens re-evaluate their online profiles and remove sensitive or personal information. Information such as ‘the street where you live’, ‘Where they work or go to school’, or ‘the day […]

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How to help your teen overcome FOMO

The concept of FOMO is not new to us. It’s very rational for teens to wonder what happens when they aren’t around or when their friends go out without them. But this anxiety became more profound, with the advent of social media. The Oxford English dictionary added this concept to their lexicon in 2013, and defined it as “Anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media.” Fundamentally, FOMO is “the grass is greener on the other side” syndrome. It can affect anyone, even parents. Are you wondering how to recognise FOMO? Just ask yourself the following questions. Is your teen habitually or continuously checking their phone? Does he/she […]

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Is Your Child Being Groomed For Sexual Abuse?

Parents of abused kids usually cannot tell that the child was a victim, as children are less able to express […]

Reasons you should encourage your teen’s social media use

Parenting forums always seem to be against teens’ social media use. There is an abundance of online articles telling you […]

what every parent must know about FOMO Anxiety

Like many other 6-year-olds, when I was younger, I always wanted to play outside with the neighbours’ kids. Sadly, my […]

6 Easy Ways to Identify a Child Molester

Because they believe they would be able to spot a child molester just by their looks, Parents of abused kids […]

Are Social Media Influencers Brainwashing Your Teens?

From the “Mannequin Challenge” to “the kiki challenge”, social media has been influencing the things teens and tweens do, what […]

Is Your Teen Being Groomed For Sexual Abuse?

Real life victims who come forward to share their experiences always say the same thing. They felt trapped so they […]

How Paedophiles Online Can Turn Your Teens To Victims

The ways paedophiles groom teens online is one that baffles many experts. Research shows that only 5% of predators lie […]

How to Protect Your Child From Being A Victim of Sexual Predators

There are many methods by which predators exploit children, all of which are very effective but subtle and easy to […]

How to Protect Your Teen From Becoming A Victim of Predators

Human Beings have been fabricating information since the beginning of time, the inception of the internet has just made this […]

How to help your teen overcome FOMO

The concept of FOMO is not new to us. It’s very rational for teens to wonder what happens when they […]