Do you ever feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to talk to your kids about topics such as body safety, consent, sex, grooming, sexting and online safety? Are you fearful and scared about the idea of a child predator grooming or preying on your child? Do you need help in knowing what signs and red flags to watch out for and how to minimise potential harm to your family?
In Operation KidSafe, former Detective and Specialist Child Interviewer Kristi McVee shares her 'must-have' tips, advice and lessons acquired during her career as a police officer where she interviewed adult and child victim's and investigated child sexual abuse cases.
Topics covered include:
- Child sex predators
- Protective Behaviours
- Sex and consent
- Peer pressure, sexting, healthy relationships and pornography
- Online predators, grooming, cyberbullying
- What do to do if your child is a victim of abuse and how to help them.
This confronting but insightful book will provide you with knowledge about child predator behaviours, tips on how to protect and empower your children through the different ages and stages of child and teenage development, along with creating a healthy respect for online safety.
This book's primary focus is on child safety and abuse prevention.
Having had the opportunity to read Operation KidSafe before release I can say it has literally changed my thoughts around how I show up for my children (8, 12 and 14) in this new age tech world. It brings a real-life view of what child grooming looks like at home, at school and online which, was a stark difference to what I thought it looked like and completely opened my eyes to what I was ignoring. Yes, its confronting in some parts, however it is a reality that we as parents need to stop avoiding!
What I love most about Operation KidSafe is the how Kristi has approached target areas of our kids age groups and how to protect and educate them. The conversation starters to use with my children and the tips on when and where to have these conversations has helped me immensely gain confidence in broaching certain topics.
The Operation KidSafe book is one to keep on your bookshelf within easy reach. It’s a GO-to book when as parent you are presented with a situation that you feel lost in navigating. The information and questions within the pages will give you the support and guidance you need to have the conversations required or take the action required to keep your child safe or protect a child that needs you to speak up/advocate for them.
Its REAL, its RAW and an authentic expression of Kristi’s passion to educate and support families as we navigate a world that is changing faster than some of us can keep up with. It will empower you to get your head out of the sand and confidently start having the conversations needed to build stronger relationships with your kids where they feel safe coming to you for help.
Kristi, from the depth of my heart, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.
Mother of 3
28th June 2022