This article discusses the reality of sexual exploitation of children. Children are so innocent and trusting they can easily become targets of sexual abuse. Jeff Herman discusses some of the ways to talk to your children and teach them the importance of stranger danger. He also goes over ways for parents to keep their children safe in everyday life, rather it’s online or offline. With internet access being widely available too many people; luring children into dangerous situations is easier then ever. There are steps that can be taken to help avoid sexual abuse. It’s important to start teaching your children about their body at a young age. But make sure you keep it age appropriate. It’s your job as a parent to explain to them what body parts are private. Another crucial step is making sure they understand and know how to say “No”, especially if something makes them feel bad. Make sure they understand no one is too touch their private parts. Make sure you give age appropriate examples of what’s okay and what’s not. And never stop talking about what’s appropriate and what’s not okay.
Jeff Herman is nationally known attorney who gives a voice to victims of sexual abuse of any form. His entire practice is dedicated to helping victims of these violent crimes. Over the years Jeff has represented several men, women and children who been victims of sexual abuse. In the past 20 years Jeff Herman’s practice has become one of leading places who work with children who have been sexually abused. In fall of 2011, he won a case involving a priest in Florida, Father Neil Doherty who sexually abused one of his clients. He won that client $100 million dollars. Jeff has spent over 25 years representing his clients. He’s come to understand the needs change from client to client. No victim or their story is the same. Jeff’s work has been featured on several news outlets including: CNN, Fox News, and the New York Times. He’s also been on shows like Dr. Drew and the O’Reilly Factor.