This week, we are discussing Texas daycare abuse myths – misconceptions about abuse and neglect that every parent should be aware of. One myth we briefly discussed was the assumption that boys are not in danger of daycare sexual abuse. Let’s take a closer look at some facts and statistics:
- One in six boys in Texas will be the victim of sexual abuse. Many parents and caretakers don’t consider the potential for sexual abuse among boys because it is severely underreported. The fact is, however, that this is an epidemic that requires significantly more education and awareness.
- A boy will most likely be molested by someone he knows. When we think of pedophiles, we often think of strangers offering innocent kids candy at a playground. In truth, a would-be child molester has an 85 percent chance of being a relative, a friend of the family, or a childcare worker.
- Adult women are also sexual abuse offenders. Although the majority of sex abusers are men, reports of female-perpetrated sex abuse are on the rise. Adult women have in the past abused both female and male children.
- Boys should be taught about sexual abuse just as girls are. Be absolutely sure to share age-appropriate information about sex abuse with your kids, whether they are boys or girls.
Have you seen red flags of daycare sexual abuse? Do you think that your child has been sexually abused by a childcare provider? Make sure that your child gets the support he or she absolutely needs and make sure that the at-fault person or entity is held responsible for the abuse. Call the Dallas daycare abuse attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today.