Prevent Sexual Child Abuse at Home Use Video Monitors
One of the most horrible fears of any parent is that their child will be sexually abused. Unfortunately this can happen between the walls of your home. Most of the sexual abuses happen by people (monsters!) who know the kid, and have a free access to the kids room.
While many parents request to place video cameras at the kindergarten or elementary classes or nurseries. So they can watch and see how the baby is doing while they are at work. Many parents overlook the troubling fact that most of the sexual abuses happen at home by people close to the kids.
Whom Can Be A Potential Victim – Anyone – Anywhere
As sick as it may sound, many girls have been attacked by their dad, or uncle or brother. In many cases a friend of the older brothers attack a smaller kid at home. The baby sitter can be a threat too, even a smiling neighbor.
Check here about myth and facts on child sexual abuse from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Fact Sheet:
Myth: A child is most likely to be sexually abused by a stranger.
Fact: Children are most often sexually abused by someone they know and trust. Approximately three quarters of reported cases of child sexual abuse are committed by family members or other individuals who are considered part of the victim’s “circle of trust.”
Myth: Child sexual abuse is always perpetrated by adults.
Fact: Twenty-three percent of reported cases of child sexual abuse are perpetrated by individuals under the age of 18.3 While some degree of sexual curiosity and exploration is to be expected between children of about the same age, when one child coerces another to engage in adult-like sexual activities, the behavior
is unhealthy and abusive. Both the abuser and the victim can benefit from counseling. read more..
How a Video Monitor Can Help Prevent Sexual Abuse Incidents At Home
The most simple explanation, is that when the person knows there is video monitoring of the baby room, that room can not be used for sexual abuse. Since children are in their room for all the night hours, these night become safer for them when there is a video night vision camera monitoring the room.
Investing in an advanced camera and baby monitor set, means better protection to your kid. If the system has basic features, the “uncle” will soon learn which parts of the room are not monitored. With the advanced systems like the Motorola MBP36 Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor which have a remote control tilt and zoom control of the camera, every spot in the room can be fully monitored.
With more than one camera connected, you can have a wider coverage of the children at other places in the house. If you worry when the kids all go into a special room to play “doctor and patient”, you can place a wireless video camera at that room and monitor the game.
Some of the system have a recording features to a memory card. So you can watch the video later on, and see if anyone had been messing with your helpless kid.