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News Release  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2011
CONTACT: Cindy Owens
Acting Assistant to the City Manager
951.413.3030  cindyo@moval.org

Child and Teen Safety Workshop

Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services, in partnership with the Children of Victory, a Child Safety Advocacy grass-roots organization, will host a Community Child/Teen Safety Workshop. The workshop will take place on June 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Moreno Valley Senior Community Center, located at 25075 Fir Avenue. Families are encouraged to attend.

This valuable workshop will focus on educating and bringing awareness to parents, children and caregivers on how to keep their children and teenagers safe from sexual predators in neighborhoods and communities.

Fast Facts:

  • Approximately, 1.8 million adolescents in the United States have been the victims of sexual assault.
  • 33% of sexual assaults occur when the victim is between the ages of 12 and 17.
  • 82% of all juvenile victims are female.
  • Teens 16 to 19 years of age are 3 1/2 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
  • 69% of the teen sexual assaults reported to law enforcement occurred in the residence of the victim, the offender, or the residence of another individual.
  • Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
  • Approximately 1 in 7 (13%) youth Internet users receive unwanted sexual solicitations.
  • 4% of youth Internet users receive aggressive solicitations, in which solicitors make, or attempt to make, offline contact with youth.
  • 9% of youth Internet users have been exposed to distressing sexual material while online.

Learning better ways to protect children from sexual predators is a top priority for our community. As parents, children, caregivers, or members of the community please come to this important workshop and learn how to keep your child safe from predators.

For information contact Parks and Community Services 951.413.3280.

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