How to Protect Our Children from Sexual Abuse (Live in L.A.) Pattie Fitzgerald, child safety expert


In our first Atomic Moms Live, child safety educator Pattie Fitzgerald teaches us how to empower our children and prevent them from becoming victims of sexual abuse. After all, the "tricky person" (potential predator) is nearly always someone the family knows.

In EPISODE #168, we learn:

  • how to teach our children: “you are the boss of your body”

  • why “stranger danger” is ineffective

  • the ways in which predators groom our children, like “accidental” touching games

  • how to keep your child safe from “cousin creepy”

  • the family code word – when to use it and what to do

  • sleepovers – the ones to avoid and how to politely get out of them

Ellie's mom-friend Jessica summed it up: "It's a Party at Ellie's. Wine! Cheese! A frank discussion about child predators!"

BONUS EPISODE #169 After our special live episode with child safety educator Pattie Fitzgerald officially ended, we kept talking so we kept recording! Sound-wise, consider yourself a part of the party. Because it was the end of the night, and we were not planning on sharing this, you'll hear parents rushing off to meet their sitters and our little dog Chubs even makes an appearance. The atmosphere is relaxed, but Pattie Fitzgerald's advice is top notch! In this bonus episode, we discuss:

  • Why we should encourage surprises and ban secrets

  • How to react if our child hints that something may be off

  • And how we can prevent our children from becoming victims of the next Larry Nassar

x Ellie Knaus

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Pattie Fitzgerald has been successfully teaching Child Predator Safety Awareness since 2001. She is the founder and creator of Safely Ever After, Inc. and provides effective, non-fearful safety workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches at schools, community organizations, churches, and corporations throughout the United States. She has trained many crime prevention educators and children’s advocacy groups with her specialized programs, curriculum, and educational materials. You can find her books here.

For more details on her work and media expertise, go to: and join her Facebook group.


Special Thanks to my husband Adam Sztykiel for manning the sound at this live event Owen O’Neill: our NYC sound engineer Jeremy Turner: original theme composition