By now, you’ve most likely heard of the extremely popular smartphone app, Pokémon Go, the augmented reality location-based game that has fans who grew up with the 1998 franchise strolling down a nostalgic memory lane. Read More
Defining Stereotypes: What Does a Predator Look Like?
Last month, the public received a startling report: Subway spokesman Jared Fogle had been raided by the FBI at his Indiana home. The charges? We didn’t know at the time. Subway has since cut off any ties with Fogle and has scrubbed him clean from both the website and the stores.
Charges are now filed and Fogle has been charged with “travel to engage in elicit sexual conduct with minors.” Before this charge, the only information known was that he allegedly possessed child porn, after Jared’s Foundation’s executive director was arrested on federal child pornography charges this past spring. A few weeks later, incriminating texts surfaced, in which Fogle and a former female Subway franchisee discuss Fogle’s previous sexual encounter with a 16 year-old girl.
The most common reactions included “I can’t believe it” and “He never seemed like that type of person.” But the problem is this: what exactly is “that type of person?”
The topic of sexual abuse is sensitive and is often difficult to put into terms for younger children. Although it might be an awkward conversation to start, every parent needs to teach their children about the potential dangerous situations they may encounter. But how do you teach your child in terms that they understand? What is the most effective way to make sure that they can handle any situation or person that may approach them? Read More