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what are some of the signs of child molestation?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:12 PM on Feb. 2, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Changes in behavior, extreme mood swings, withdrawal, fearfulness, and excessive crying
    Bed-wetting, nightmares, fear of going to bed, or other sleep disturbances
    Acting out inappropriate sexual activity or showing an unusual interest in sexual matters
    A sudden acting out of feelings or aggressive or rebellious behavior
    Regression to infantile behavior; clinging
    School or behavioral problems
    Changes in toilet-training habits
    A fear of certain places, people, or activities
    Bruises, rashes, cuts, limping, multiple or poorly explained injuries
    Pain, itching, bleeding, fluid, or rawness in the private areas

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:18 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • If you observe any of these behaviors, talk to your child about the causes. Behavioral changes such as these may be due to causes other than sexual exploitation such as a medical, family, or school problem. Also keep in mind that sometimes children do not always demonstrate obvious signs.



    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:18 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • some of the "signs" sounds like normal kid problems, not all so people dont freak out!! but if they are acting afraid of some one who use to be close or who use to get smiles from your kid , WORRY. If you as a parent feel that something may not be right go to your childs dr ASAP. tell them you want a full body exam and if nothing shows up just talk to your child but dont scare or embarres them just ask if they are scared of whoever or if something happened or do you want to tell me something take your time dont push them and if they cry, tell them its ok im here nothing is going to hurt you while im here, good luck

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 PM on Feb. 2, 2009

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