I Said No!

Resources to help prevent childhood sexual abuse

From the team that created I Said No!
the best-selling children's book on sexual abuse prevention.

 

Feel confident sending your child out into the world.

Discover ways to help your child stay safe from sexual abuse at school, at religious activities, at camp, at home, with friends, at family gatherings and in your neighborhood.

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Amazon: children' books for sexual abuse prevention

 

"A must have for all parents and kids"

PURCHASE ON AMAZON

From reviewers on Amazon:

"The most important book you will own as a parent

"Everyone should have this book. I wish I had 100 of these to pass out to every parent I know.
I am a social worker and my mom was a therapist for adolescent sex offenders
Children and parents need to have these discussions and know what red flags are.
Buy the book. Buy ten more and pass them out."
— Elizabeth Alexander, Amazon reviewer

"I read them all on this subject, and this one IS the BEST! I feel CONFIDENT that my daughter will recognize a dangerous situation because of this book!"
– Jennifer G. Sullivan

"A must have for all parents and kids . . . Puts things on a kid's level without being too graphic, but really does get the point across."
– Florappaloosier

" It is about building their confidence in saying "NO".
Best thing we ever did."
– PreparedMomma


 

 

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From our Newsletter

Helpful information to safeguard kids

 
  • Dads, your kids need your help to prevent sexual abuse.

    So much is going on these days with the topic of sexual abuse and prevention. Almost daily, a new story is revealed or a victim speaks out.

    Both parents can and should be instrumental in sexual abuse prevention. We know that dads are natural protectors with a primal urge to keep the family safe. So, what can men do to get ahead of this issue for their family? What can dads do to protect their boys and girls?

  • When Secrets Are Dangerous For Your Children

    SEXUAL ABUSE THRIVES IN SECRECY.

    Abusers manipulate and pressure kids into keeping secrets to hide their abuse. Their technique can be quite slick. First, they may groom a child by asking the child to keep a secret that seems innocent, saying things like, “Let’s keep our little treat between us”. Then, when they are sure the child will not tell, they will progress to more serious acts of sexual abuse.

    Take these 5 steps to protect your child from a abuser’s secrets . . .

  • School Locker Rooms: It’s Time to Change!

    The topic of sexual harassment, sexual abuse scandals and talk of locker room banter have created additional confusion and danger for our children. The line of what is acceptable language and behavior seem to be moving all around […]

  • Top 5 Kid-friendly, Sexual Abuse Prevention Books for Summer Reading

    Prepare, Don’t Scare. I am a mom of three teenagers. But, it seems like just yesterday I was reading stories to my children at bedtime. When the time was right, I introduced the topic of healthy bodies, inappropriate touch, and normal human development. I read a number of books to my kids that covered the […]

  • Big Red Flag #1: Bribes

    Bribes such as money, toys, or the promise of affection can lure children and keep them engaged […]

  • Teach Kids Body Safety Boundaries

    It is essential that parents teach young children that some parts of the body are private.

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Our Story

When he was 5 years old, my son Zack had an experience that all parents wish their child would never have. At a birthday sleepover party Zack’s best friend tried to engage him in inappropriate behavior. I thought I had prepared Zack so that this could not happen to him. I was wrong.

I had not prepared my son for the lies, nor the blackmail, intimidation, threats or bribery. All of these were used by his “best friend” who we had known for years. Zack felt uncomfortable, unsafe, and trapped; and the whole time he was literally right next door at his first sleepover!

Here's some of what I've learned:

Prepare.

I had not realized how widespread these events are. In large part, that is why Zack and I wanted to tell our story and create this website. But there's good news too. I've learned that we can effectively prepare children and ourselves in a way that feels comfortable and safe.

Prevent.

I've learned that we have a lot of power, as parents and caregivers, to prevent situations where children are at risk for abuse. For example, we can implement rules so that no child can be left alone with an adult behind a closed door, at school, at camp, or at church.

Protect.

Effective strategies to protect young people are becoming clear. With broader awareness comes the power to change. By educating ourselves and taking effective action, we can help keep our kids safe.
portrait of K. King

Kimberly King

Kimberly King is a certified Early Childhood Education Teacher and certified Sexual Abuse Prevention Facilitator. King holds a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood development and family studies from the University of Maine and a Master of Science degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College. She is a mother of three, writer of children's books and a kindergarten teacher.

Kimberly spends her time training adults and children on prevention strategies and sharing her expertise as a consultant, advisor, and media source. Her work has been featured in various magazines and blogs including US News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Health Journal, Social Work Now, Sociology Today, Modern Mom, PopSugar. Ms. King is highly recommended as a resource by national prevention organizations.

 
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