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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Keeping Kids Safe" by Gloria Masters.]
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Sexual abuse and trafficking are rampant. There isn’t a day that goes by without news concerning child sexual abuse. Social media and technology have certainly exacerbated the situation in recent years. It is significantly more serious when a child is subjected to sexual abuse. Gloria Masters was sexually abused and trafficked for 16 years, from childhood to adolescence. As a child, in the limited ways she could understand, she was screaming for help through her actions. She wanted to be rescued, but nobody understood the reason for her behavior. She has offered her experience as a survivor, a parent, an ex-teacher, and an ex-child therapist to formulate various ways to ensure child safety through her book, Keeping Kids Safe.

The greatest asset after the comprehensive information on the subject matter is its layout. Several relevant terms, such as child sexual abuse, grooming, child sex trafficking, gatekeepers, enablers, grievance cycles, etc., are explained in both brief and comprehensive depth in the book. Readers with different levels of knowledge can all make good use of the book.

The eleven parts are broadly grouped into three categories: planning, discovery, and directions. A checklist at the end of each section will assist the reader in developing an action plan that is tailored to their needs. Because not every reader will be interested in every section, each chapter contains all of the relevant information. As a result, if someone reads the book from cover to cover, certain information may come across as repetitious.

It is difficult for a little child to comprehend what is happening. The first few feelings range from guilt to the fear of family separation or even further physical harm or blackmail. Through this book, the author highlights the importance of enabling children to interpret and communicate about people or situations that make them feel uncomfortable, unsafe, or violated. I agree that the last thing the child needs is to be blamed in any way for the abuse inflicted on them.

The bit about grooming startled me the most. It completes the gap in my comprehension of why the abuser is typically somebody the child or perhaps even the family knows. Child and family grooming, as well as familial interactions with the abuser, can hamper the detection of abuse, with the family being the last to know.

Read about the 'nimby' factor. The indifference of a third party is disturbing. The concepts I read about revenge porn, sexual cyberbullying, and many more are well-thought-out tactics used by the abusers. One should always be alert for signals.

The reading will help us prepare the child to sense and raise an alarm. It will also help adult caregivers stay vigilant and protect the safety of their children. The information provides guidelines for processing disclosures about sexual abuse. The book emphasizes the importance of prioritizing the child's emotional needs over the shock of learning about the disclosure. I concur that providing a sense of protection while assisting them in recovering from the severe and long-term physical, psychological, and emotional consequences is essential.

The book includes a disclaimer that it is not a substitute for professional legal or medical counsel, and the reader is encouraged to consult designated authorities or psychiatrists as needed.

The minor inconsistencies did not distract me in any way. As a result, these errors do not warrant rating reductions. I gave this book five out of five stars because I found nothing negative about it.

The layout is flawless, the content is valuable, and there is ample adaptability to meet different needs. Nearly every aspect of kid safety is covered. Therefore, it will prove an invaluable resource for parents, grandparents, teachers, and front-line workers seeking strategies to raise awareness among kids and guarantee kid-safe areas.

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Your review helped me a lot to get an idea of the book and decide whether I should read it or not. Thank you so much for the review.
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This review convinced me to pick up "Keeping Kids Safe." The comprehensive breakdown of terms and the emphasis on empowering children to communicate about uncomfortable situations are exactly what I've been looking for in a guide on this crucial topic. The focus on grooming and the 'nimby' factor shed light on aspects I hadn't considered. I appreciate the practical action plans provided at the end of each section. Looking forward to diving into this valuable resource for ensuring child safety.
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The review provides a positive evaluation of the book "Keeping Kids Safe" by Gloria Masters. The reviewer emphasizes the comprehensive information on child sexual abuse and trafficking, praising the book's layout and the author's ability to explain complex terms. The checklist at the end of each section is highlighted as a useful tool for developing an action plan tailored to individual needs. The reviewer also appreciates the book's emphasis on enabling children to interpret and communicate about potentially unsafe situations. Overall, the review concludes that the book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking strategies to raise awareness and ensure child safety.
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Thank you for your insights on the book "Keeping kids safe." You have included everything that we can expect from this book and the minor inconveniences that a reader can face.
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Considering the persisting social vices that is prevalent in our time, the value of this book cannot be over emphasized. This book is beautifully written, and your review was amazing lacking nothing in details. Good Job.
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Thank you for sharing your insightful review of "Keeping Kids Safe." Your detailed analysis of the book's content and layout highlights its valuable information and practical application for readers at various levels of knowledge. It's commendable that the book addresses important topics like child sexual abuse, grooming, and child sex trafficking in a comprehensive manner. Your recommendation and five-star rating underscore the book's importance as a resource for parents, caregivers, educators, and frontline workers. Your review will undoubtedly help others understand the significance of child safety awareness and prevention strategies.
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This review offers a thorough synopsis of the book's content and arrangement, emphasizing how it is divided into three primary sections: guidance, planning, and discoveries. It is mentioned that the checklists at the conclusion of each segment are a useful resource for readers to create customized action plans based on their own requirements. But the reviewer makes the point that some information might seem repetitive if you read it from cover to cover, which might make reading less enjoyable for some people.
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Saliha Hussain wrote: 08 Feb 2024, 12:52 Your review helped me a lot to get an idea of the book and decide whether I should read it or not. Thank you so much for the review.
I am glad the review was helpful.
I appreciate you leaving a comment
Thanks, Saliha
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Pranav Dewangan wrote: 08 Feb 2024, 18:04 This review convinced me to pick up "Keeping Kids Safe." The comprehensive breakdown of terms and the emphasis on empowering children to communicate about uncomfortable situations are exactly what I've been looking for in a guide on this crucial topic. The focus on grooming and the 'nimby' factor shed light on aspects I hadn't considered. I appreciate the practical action plans provided at the end of each section. Looking forward to diving into this valuable resource for ensuring child safety.
Hi Pranav,
This is indeed an important book in today's times of extensive social media impact and huge human-to-human disconnect!
I am glad the review helped you decide to pick it to read.
I appreciate you leaving a comment
Thanks.
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Donald Cecil Hufstedler wrote: 09 Feb 2024, 03:11 The review provides a positive evaluation of the book "Keeping Kids Safe" by Gloria Masters. The reviewer emphasizes the comprehensive information on child sexual abuse and trafficking, praising the book's layout and the author's ability to explain complex terms. The checklist at the end of each section is highlighted as a useful tool for developing an action plan tailored to individual needs. The reviewer also appreciates the book's emphasis on enabling children to interpret and communicate about potentially unsafe situations. Overall, the review concludes that the book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking strategies to raise awareness and ensure child safety.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to read and leave a comment Donald.
The book surely holds some valuable and practical insights to make spaces safe for kids.
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Naushin Moledina wrote: 09 Feb 2024, 08:56 Thank you for your insights on the book "Keeping kids safe." You have included everything that we can expect from this book and the minor inconveniences that a reader can face.
Thanks, Naushin for taking the time to read the review and also share feedback
I appreciate it.
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Andrew Darlington wrote: 09 Feb 2024, 11:52 Considering the persisting social vices that is prevalent in our time, the value of this book cannot be over emphasized. This book is beautifully written, and your review was amazing lacking nothing in details. Good Job.
Thanks a lot, Andrew for your encouragement.
Yes, I cannot agree more. Hence, after a quick sampling, there was no way I was letting this book go by unread. Valuable insights!
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Azaz Raja wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 04:06 Thank you for sharing your insightful review of "Keeping Kids Safe." Your detailed analysis of the book's content and layout highlights its valuable information and practical application for readers at various levels of knowledge. It's commendable that the book addresses important topics like child sexual abuse, grooming, and child sex trafficking in a comprehensive manner. Your recommendation and five-star rating underscore the book's importance as a resource for parents, caregivers, educators, and frontline workers. Your review will undoubtedly help others understand the significance of child safety awareness and prevention strategies.
Thanks, Azaz for taking the time to read the review and also for sharing your thoughts.
I appreciate it.
Happy reading
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J Writes wrote: 11 Feb 2024, 11:01 This review offers a thorough synopsis of the book's content and arrangement, emphasizing how it is divided into three primary sections: guidance, planning, and discoveries. It is mentioned that the checklists at the conclusion of each segment are a useful resource for readers to create customized action plans based on their own requirements. But the reviewer makes the point that some information might seem repetitive if you read it from cover to cover, which might make reading less enjoyable for some people.
Thank you, J, for reading the review and offering comments. I appreciate it.
I'd like to point out that, the author has listed all of the topics in each chapter to ensure that none are missed for readers who may choose to read only the chapters that interest them. I see the repetition of all the pointers as a positive rather than a negative.
Happy reading!
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