Five Ways to Keep Your' Children Safe from Predators It's always foolish naivete to rely completely on the government to protect our children so here are five ways to keep our little ones safe: 1.No sleep overs. Period. Ever. Children who sleep in strangers homes have a very high chance of being brutalized by males in the house. 2. No sleep away camps. Children get raped by camp councilors and older children. 3. Teachers, coaches, priests/rabbis/imams etc. should be closely monitored by the parent for any inappropriate behavior and excessive time spent alone with children. 4. All men in your child's life are potential predators and should be monitored and not left alone with young children. 5. Teach children two things: If it feels icky, it is icky. That is a simple, innocent way for them to know and tell. Finally, teach them that in your family there are 'No Secrets, Only Surprises'. Finally, willful children who battle with their parents and are less 'nice' are less likely to be targeted by predators so do not destroy that fight in them by making your son or daughter too obedient. If there was a vaccine to protect against being abused it is this willfulness of spirit in a child that must be respected and adored so it will serve to help your child protect him or herself.