Protecting Children from sexual predators
Child sex predators are clever manipulators of trust and are skilled at manipulating situations and emotions to get to a child.
It's relatively simple for a sex predator to access a child, and a skilled predator may easily manipulate an adult's trust; however, with little effort, you can become aware of their "Modus Operandi" (method of operation), to back up any "gut feeling" you may have about a person who has access to a child.
The key to stop the predator, at the beginning stages of their "grooming" process, is to teach your child how to tell the difference between good/bad touch, good/bad gifts, good/bad secrets and good/bad games. All children need to know, is how to tell you.
I have created "Bert the Butterfly" colouring pages, to be used as a tool, to help children to differentiate between good and bad behaviours that others
may use to manipulate them.
"Bert the Butterfly" colouring pages are designed to give children tools and language, to tell you should they feel unsafe around another adult or child. It also gives you connection to hear their story, should they find themselves controlled by another person in a position of authority,
Without awareness, a child is powerless against the skilled manipulation of a clever predator.
“All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in this world is for enough, good people to do nothing.” Sir Edmund Burke