I’ve often heard from parents that their child is too young to hear about sexual assault. Consider this fact: 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are UNDER AGE 12! 44% are under age 18! I am all for preserving our children’s innocent view of the world, but I would rather make a slight dent in that innocence to warn them about sexual violence, then to have that innocence shattered by them becoming a victim. Obviously, every parent needs to make their own decision about when to discuss this topic, but keep this fact in mind when you are making that decision.