RC 2017

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  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    A full talk on the topic of Child Abuse at the Convention 2017

    2nd talk in the Saturday 11:00 am Symposium: Safeguard Your Children From “What Is Evil”

    Saturday Morning: 11:00am to 11:45am
    SYMPOSIUM: Build a House That Will Endure
    (Talk 25) Be “Content With the Present Things” (Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 127:1, 2)
    (Talk 26) Safeguard Your Children From “What Is Evil” (Romans 16:19; Psalm 127:3)
    (Talk 27) Train Your Children in ‘the Way They Should Go’ (Proverbs 22:3, 6; Psalm 127:4, 5)

    From Google Translate

    No. 26 Let's build a house that holds (speech series)

    Protect our children from "what is bad"

    [NOTE: This speech includes two videos. Follow the sketch carefully. Present the information in a positive and practical way for all families, including single-parent families, stepchildren and those in which not all serve Jehovah].

    WE ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN (1 min.)

    Children are a valuable inheritance and "an award" or reward [read Psalm 127: 3].

    They deserve their parents to do everything they can to protect them.

    In the following video, let's look at what some parents say about the challenge of protecting children.

    VIDEO (1 min.)

    WE IDENTIFY POSSIBLE DANGERS (3 mins.)

    Jehovah considers that abusing a child's physical, emotional, or sexual life is detestable.

    Jehovah's Witnesses see the sexual abuse of minors as something absolutely disgusting.

    Parents should do everything in their power to protect their children from potential dangers [read Proverbs 22: 3].

    In most cases of child sexual abuse, the abuser is a person the child knows and trusts.

    Although we do not distrust everyone, wise or wise parents are aware of the following situations that could be dangerous:

    1) Someone is particularly attentive to our child by giving them gifts or offers to care for them in our absence without charge or want to plan activities away from home with the child alone.

    2) Someone has too much physical contact with our child; You may overdo it in your show of affection towards the child, play with him to fight or tickle him where he should not.

    3) A relative spends time alone with his younger siblings, stepchildren, cousins, nephews or grandchildren.

    4) Our child has dealings with other people in places where we can not see him, such as the school bus, the back seat of a vehicle, other people's house where he sleeps, social gatherings, Secondary rooms and bathrooms of public places, or leisure areas such as playgrounds or swimming pools.

    5) Our child uses the Internet or social networks without supervision.

    Parents should use discernment and wisdom to identify potential dangers and protect their children (Pr 24: 3).

    WE PROTECT OUR CHILDREN WITH THE HELP OF DIVINE WISDOM (5 mins.)

    Jehovah has given parents the responsibility to teach their children what the Bible says about proper sexual behavior (Eph. 6: 4).

    Children, even if they are small, deserve parents who respect God to teach them the truth about sex, before they receive wrong information from the Internet, television, school or other children.

    Talking with children about sexual matters can be difficult because of cultural background or parenting; But responsible Christian parents do so (w98 15/2 8-11).

    Parents should take into account the age of their children when talking to them; It is better to have many short conversations, in which they are taught little by little, than to give them a "sermon" when they reach adolescence (Deut. 6: 7).

    Parents should ask themselves, "Have I taught my children what signs of affection are appropriate, the importance of dressing modestly and that others should respect their privacy?"

    "Would my children know what to do if someone wanted to teach them pornography, if an adult asked them to do something that Jehovah says is wrong or someone threatened because they do not want to keep a secret?"

    Children should not be frightened, but they must be protected and taught to identify hazards (Ecclesiastes 7:12).

    Children need to be helped to educate their conscience.

    Many parents have been helped by the following information:

    1) The video Become a friend of Jehovah: Protect your children can be the first step to teach children how to respond in the event that someone tries to touch them inappropriately.

    In practice sessions, Caleb and Sophia learn to shout, "Do not do that! I'm going to tell my parents! "

    2) Chapter 32 of the book Learn from the Grand Master uses words that children can easily understand.

    For example, it says: "These parts of your body are intimate. [...] Do not let anyone play with your sexual organs. "

    3) Articles such as: "How to talk about sex with your child", issue 5 of 2016 of Awake! "How to talk about sex with children", from The Watchtower on November 1, 2010 and "How to Protect Your Children" from Awake! Of October 2007.

    Let's see in the next video what some parents are doing to protect their children.

    VIDEO (2 mins.)

    THE PARENTS HAVE THE HELP OF JEHOVAH (2 mins.)

    Jehovah protected his Son, Jesus, of grave perils during his childhood (Mt 2: 13-15).

    We can be sure that our heavenly Father appreciates the efforts that parents also make to protect their children.

    Jehovah will continue to help parents protect the valuable inheritance their children have received from "that which is evil" (Romans 16: 19b).

    Then, brother ____________________________ will present the last speech of the series "Let's Build a House That Holds", titled "Let's teach our children the way they should walk."

    MUST BE PRESENTED IN 14 MINUTES
  • notalone
    notalone

    disgusting! have children dress modestly- educate the child's conscience- tell parents- disgusting!!!.

  • notalone
    notalone

    oh yeah, tell your parents but if there is only your word you still have to go to the meetings with this person and out in service.

  • sir82
    sir82

    Lots of info about how to try to prevent child abuse...that's good, at least it is a start....

    But where is the info on what to do after it has already happened?

    Like, what if your kid tells you that the elder, Brother Pervert, has been touching him?

    Hmmm...why no mention that JW elders are instructed to first and foremost, NOT call the police or other authorities if child abuse is reported, but instead are commanded to first call WTS lawyers?

    As usual, it is a half-hearted effort, woefully short of what is really needed.

  • pale.emperor
    pale.emperor

    And lets not forget, this is only being put out because there was a problem that the "worldly" courts highlighted and made them deal with. The rank and file will think it was the GB's idea.

  • blondie
    blondie

    Who do you tell if is your father, and your jw mother won't help? Remember that the larger percentage of pedophiles are in the victim's family.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-justice-and-responsibility-league/201305/most-sex-offenders-against-children-are-family

  • pale.emperor
    pale.emperor

    Chapter 32 of the book Learn from the Grand Master uses words that children can easily understand.

    For example, it says: "These parts of your body are intimate. [...] Do not let anyone play with your sexual organs. "

    Seriously? That's the wording you're going to use when teaching a little kids?

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    Seriously? That's the wording you're going to use when teaching a little kids?

    As stated, it was from Spanish outline via Google Translate

    FYI - below is the native English version of the outline

    No. 26 Build a House That Will Endure (Symposium)

    Safeguard Your Children From “What Is Evil”

    [PLEASE NOTE: This talk includes two videos. Adhere closely to the outlined material. Present the material in a positive way that applies to all families, including single-parent families, blended families, and religiously divided households]

    MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN (1 min.)

    Sons and daughters are a precious inheritance and a reward [Read Psalm 127:3]

    They deserve your best efforts to protect them

    In the following video, listen closely as parents comment on the challenges involved in protecting their children

    VIDEO (1 min.)

    RECOGNIZE POTENTIAL DANGERS (3 min.)

    Jehovah God views the abuse of a child physically, emotionally, or sexually as evil

    Jehovah’s Witnesses abhor child sexual abuse

    Parents need to take all reasonable steps to protect their children from potential dangers [Read Proverbs 22:3]

    In the majority of cases of child sexual abuse, the perpetrator was someone the child knew and trusted

    While not becoming overly suspicious, shrewd parents are alert to the following potential dangers:

    (1) Someone singles out your child for special attention with gifts or offers free babysitting or private outings with your child

    (2) Someone is overly physical with your child, perhaps through excessive displays of affection, playful wrestling, or inappropriate tickling

    (3) A relative has unsupervised access to younger siblings, stepchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren

    (4) Your child has association with others in places that are beyond your vision, such as on a school bus, in the backseat of a vehicle, at sleepovers and social gatherings, in auxiliary rooms and restrooms of meeting places, and at recreational areas, such as playgrounds and swimming pools

    (5) Your child has unsupervised use of the Internet or social networks

    Use discernment and good judgment to recognize potential dangers and safeguard your children from harm (Pr 24:3)

    SAFEGUARD YOUR CHILDREN WITH GODLY WISDOM (5 min.)

    Parents have a God-given responsibility to teach their children what the Bible says about proper sexual conduct (Eph 6:4)

    Children, including little ones, deserve to learn about sex accurately from their God-fearing parents well before they are misinformed through the Internet, television, school, or peers

    Cultural background and upbringing may make it difficult to discuss sexual matters with one’s child; nevertheless, responsible Christian parents will do so (w98 2/15 8-11)

    Convey age-appropriate information to your children, not as one “talk” during their teen years, but as ongoing short discussions that gradually add to their knowledge (De 6:7)

    Parents, ask yourselves: ‘Have I trained my children regarding what are proper displays of affection, the importance of wearing modest clothing, and the need for others to respect their privacy?’

    ‘Would my children know what to do if someone tried to show them pornography, if an adult asked them to do something Jehovah says is wrong, or if someone threatened them if they refuse to keep a secret?’

    Do not frighten your children, but safeguard them by telling them what they need to know in order to recognize dangers (Ec 7:12)

    Help your children train their conscience

    Many parents have found the following material to be helpful:

    (1) The video Become Jehovah’s Friend—Protect Your Children can be used to initiate training about how a child should respond if anyone attempts to touch him or her inappropriately

    During practice sessions, Caleb and Sophia are taught to yell: “Stop doing that! I’m gonna tell on you.”

    (2) Chapter 32 of the book Learn From the Great Teacher uses terms that children can easily understand

    For example, it states: “Parts of your body are private. . . . Do not let anybody play with your sex organs.”

    (3) Refer to such articles as “Teaching Your Child About Sex,” Awake! No. 5 2016, “Talk to Your Children About Sex,” The Watchtower, November 1, 2010, and “How to Protect Your Children,” Awake! October 2007

    In the following video, note what some parents are doing to safeguard their children

    VIDEO (2 min.)

    PARENTS, YOU HAVE JEHOVAH’S SUPPORT (2 min.)

    Jehovah intervened to protect his Son, Jesus, from serious threats during childhood (Mt 2:13-15)

    Be assured that our heavenly Father appreciates your efforts to do the same for your little ones

    Jehovah God will continue to help you to safeguard your precious inheritance, your children, from “what is evil” (Ro 16:19b)

    Brother ____________________________ will now consider the final part of this symposium, “Build a House That Will Endure—Train Your Children in ‘the Way They Should Go’”

    TO BE COVERED IN 14 MINUTES

  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    Interesting:

    (4) Your child has association with others in places that are beyond your vision, such as on a school bus, in the backseat of a vehicle, at sleepovers and social gatherings, in auxiliary rooms and restrooms of meeting places, and at recreational areas, such as playgrounds and swimming pools

    'meeting places' = 'kingdom halls'

  • wifibandit
    wifibandit

    Full Outlines in English

    Browse without downloading here: CO-tk17-E

    Also available here: 2017 Regional Convention outlines in English

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