Parents are working harder than ever to ensure their kids have the best of everything from education to entertainment but most fail to recognize the signs of abuse they may be going through. Child abuse, such emotional, sexual, physical or neglect are common forms of abuse worldwide, abusers are actively working and targeting children while the parents are not recognising the signs.

Child abuse does only happen from strangers, most child abuse is carried out by someone the child knows, including parents. Parents need to understand how to approach a certain situation and prepare their children to help them recognise the potential dangers. Some of the basic steps can actually help parents safeguard their kids from becoming victim.

Talk to your kids: Start talking openly to your children about child abuse, help them understand the dangers and encourage them to always speak to you or a trusted adult if they are ever unsure about a situation.

The Safe S.Q.U.A.D. – Get your children to read the Safe S.Q.U.A.D. comics so they can learn in a fun and interactive way. Encourage them to browse the Safe S.Q.U.A.D. website and read and learn the important facts to keep themselves safe.

The Safe S.Q.U.A.D. works for the SAFETY of kids; they help parents to engage in conversation with their kids and talk to them about all the potential dangers, how to recognise threat and who to speak to if they are in trouble. The Safe S.Q.U.A.D. books are a great way for children of all ages to learn and understand the potential dangers from strangers and also family and friends and what to do in a bad situation.