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How to ensure your child’s safety at camp: preventing sexual abuse

You’re gearing up for summer activities and you’ve enrolled your kids in overnight camp. You’re excited and your child is excited. How can you do your best to ensure your child’s safety at camp?

Parents have two primary prevention strategies for reducing the risk of child sexual abuse:  1) Screening caregivers and 2) Teaching kids body-safety rules. While it’s ultimately an adult’s responsibility to protect children through screening caregivers, parents can’t be with children at all times. Here are four body-safety rules for a child/teen who is heading off to summer camp: