It sometimes seems as though the stream of child abuse allegations is never ending. There is certainly greater awareness now than there was in the past, but are we really doing everything possible to keep our children safe?
Child safety advocate Rav Yakov Horowitz says it’s time for Child Safety 2.0 – that is, to supplement what we might have done until now with added methods and better understanding and awareness. He talked with Scott about how predators groom entire communities along with their victims, problems in communication between parents and children (even when parents tell their kids that they should report abuse to them), barriers that allow abusers to hide in plain sight, the dangers of the charismatic teacher who is also the resident crazy character, and more.
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