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To support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering.
Raising children in a non-religious household offers a number of unique challenges.
What should we teach our children about religion?
How do we teach our children to interact with religious peers and relatives?
How do we instil secular ethics?
What do we tell our kids about death?
Here's some resources to help.
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION
I am also an strong advocate on educating adults and children about how to help prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Statistically, in Canada & USA, 40% of abusers are family members. 95% of of abusers are known and trusted by the child and family, not "stranger danger". Coaches, teachers, babysitters. 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys have been/will be sexually abused. We need prevention and intervention Sexual Abuse classes throughout the entire education system, members of our communities & globally. It should be mandatory that all males take women studies courses as well.
Pedophiles always use fear tactics on children to keep them quite. Most survivors never tell, it is up to adults to open the lines of communication to assure them safety, support and services to recover. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to talk to your children about sexual abuse. Start off by acknowledging the existence of pedophiles to your child. I know it seems like a daunting task, but there is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about when it comes to teaching your children about their human rights and understanding of pedophiles. Emphasizing your UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT for your children, no matter what happens, they can tell you anything.
Please pass along these educational links to parents and children at any opportunity you get.http://www.littlewarriors.ca (Canada)http://www.darknesstolight.org (USA)These organizations are in their infancy, there is still much to be developed in the education and direction of preventing sexual abuse, but it is a great start.