Second, create a family safety plan. We are conditioned to respond to emergencies; we all know where the exits are on a plane in the event of a water landing, and how to shelter in place during the next "snowmageddon" event. But our children are much more likely to experience child sexual abuse than to be hurt by, say, a natural disaster or terrorist attack. We know that 16 percent of boys and 25 percent of girls will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday — this is the situation we truly need to prepare for. Take the time to draft simple guidelines about safe adults, who your children can trust, and know to report abuse to law enforcement or child protective services if it is suspected. It is time to extend the fabled "ounce of prevention" to protecting our children from sexual abuse as well.