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Krizia Columna Susan Sgroi ENG101 (134) 5 th of July 2020 Why parents should talk about child sexual abuse even if it is an uncomfortable topic When parents think on child sexual abuse, it is probably thought upon that this never would happen to them. That their child is constantly watched that they are loved and that if there was a big issue that their child would reach out to them and tell them the issue. Sadly, that is not the case. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), another person endures sexual assault every 98 seconds. Most parents shy from talking about anything that has to do with sexuality with children of young ages because society either tells them it will corrupt them, or because they do not know how to use age appropriate words or they continue with the same cycle that came down from great-grandparents, to grandparents to parents and that is to say nothing. However, that is the biggest mistake that any parent could make; in assuming that it will not happen to their child or that in no way shape or form could it be someone they know. According to RAINN 93% of child sexual assault is caused by someone the family knows or a family member. Also, 1 in 4 girls will

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