What can I do to prevent a child from getting involved? - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

What can I do to prevent a child from getting involved?

There are a number of ways in which you can prevent your child from being sexually exploited:

  • Communicate with your child on an ongoing basis.
  • Know your child’s friends; get names and phone numbers.
  • Maintain contact with teachers regarding attitude or behaviour changes.
  • Set expectations appropriate to your child’s age and needs.
  • Be supportive and involved in your child’s life.
  • Listen to your child; make your child feel valued and important.
  • Know where to go for help and support.
  • If you are concerned that your child is at risk, keep notes with names and descriptions of new friends, licence plates of cars, places they hang out, etc.

Take Action. Together we can stop the abuse

If you suspect that your child may be sexually exploited, trust your instinct and seek help. Call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-387-KIDS (5437) or call your local police department.

The Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA) recognizes that children involved in sexual exploitation are victims of sexual abuse who need help and protection. Learn about the law and the many services available.

Modified: 2018-05-02
PID: 15420