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Online vulnerability: Are your children safe?

| March 15, 2017 at 03:42 pm

Rafael Nuñez - Online Safety

Without a doubt, Internet has a whole universe of entertainment for children to explore online. There, they can play, learn, create, and connect. Especially that, connect with other people. There’s where the hazard starts.

Are you really aware of all the danger your kids are exposed to when they’re online? Often, we hear and read about cases of children talking to strangers online, and how those strangers turned out to be way different (and older) than what your children expected. It is important that us, as adults, guide our kids to understand all the dangers and how vulnerable they are when navigating on the net on their own. (more…)

Grooming: A sexual offense that is still not illegal

| March 9, 2017 at 10:11 am

Rafael Nuñez - Grooming

Grooming is the connection an adult makes with a child, through texting, social media, or personally in order to gain their trust. All of this, with the purpose of sexual abuse, child trafficking, or sexual exploitation.

There is an alarming number of cases of adults contacting young boys and girls through the internet and social media to be victims of grooming. And even when police departments receive many cases of grooming daily, it is not considered a reason of persecution in many countries. (more…)

Self-harming, a consequence of child abuse

| March 2, 2017 at 04:50 pm

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Self-harm can come up as a response to a variety of reasons, and as well as its causes, it can take many physical forms, such as burning, cutting, hair pulling, overdosing, and even poisoning. All of these manifestations of pain may not always be a cry for attention or a suicide attempt, and victims, in many cases, may not even know why they’re doing it. In fact, in many cases, victims do not even realise they’re doing it, as they are “used” to feeling pain and hurt by different sources. (more…)

Jeffrey Sandusky gets arrested for pederasty

| February 23, 2017 at 03:20 pm

Rafael Nuñez - Jerry-Sandusky-hijo-Jeffrey-Sandusky

Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, one of Jerry Sandusky’s adoptive sons (a retired college football coach), is confronting 14 charges for sexual abuse to minors. Jerry’s father, Jeffrey Sandusky, got imprisoned five years ago for similar charges, facing a sentence of 60 years in prison. Let’s not forget that, for over 10 years, Jeffrey Sandusky was in charge of a foundation that helped young boys in precarious situations to fulfil their dreams of playing football. For now, the bail imposed by the judge is for $ 200.000. (more…)

Have you heard of Thorn?

| February 16, 2017 at 01:38 pm

Rafael Nuñez - Thorn

 

Founded in 2009 under the name of DNA Foundation, by Hollywood actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Thorn is an organization that seeks to stop human and children trafficking from all around the world.

The idea and concept of the foundation comes as a result of Demi watching a MSNBC documentary about human trafficking and sexual slavery in Cambodia. Disgusted by what she had just watched, Moore started a research to find out that these crimes do not only happen in Cambodia or Africa, but in the United States and the rest of the world, as well. (more…)

Small Children, Big Victims

| February 8, 2017 at 01:10 pm

 Rafael Nuñez - Domestic Abuse

Did you know that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are in great risk of being victims of domestic abuse each year in the US only? Not to mention the rest of the world.

Domestic violence does not strictly mean physical abuse, children can be enormously affected by only witnessing a fight between their parents; hearing and observing any sorts of violence creates a negative effect on their childhood. (more…)

Man borrowed computer to get 1,000 child abuse pictures

| August 12, 2016 at 06:21 am

William Bawn was found with almost 100 category A images – the most serious – when police seized the device in October.

William Bawn was found with almost 100 category A images - the most serious - when police seized the device in October.  The 21-year-old admitted six charges, including three counts of making indecent images of children.  The judge at Carlisle Crown Court sentenced him to a 20-month jail term, suspended for two years.  He was also ordered to complete a rehabilitation requirement and made subject to a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.  Bawn, of Main Street, Frizington in Cumbria, was prohibited from using any computer equipment not fitted with police monitoring software after a similar conviction in 2014.  The latest offence came to light when a woman complained he had borrowed her computer but refused to give it back.

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First Vatican child abuse trial places former nuncio in dock

| July 10, 2015 at 07:12 am

Fate of Józef Wesołowski, accused of abusing boys in the Dominican Republic, seen as test of pope’s new approach to tackling alleged clerical wrongdoing

The first high-ranking Vatican official to be charged with paedophilia will face a criminal court in the Holy See on Saturday, in an unprecedented test of Pope Francis’s commitment to tackling the church’s legacy of sexual violence against children.

The trial of the former nuncio Józef Wesołowski from Poland marks the first time that the church has used the criminal justice system put in place by the Argentinian pontiff to handle cases of alleged clerical wrongdoing.

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Online child abuse addict: ‘I was curious about images of teenage girls on the internet – a bit like car crashes. There’s a fatal fascination’

| July 25, 2013 at 07:44 am

Campaigners say much more needs to be done to combating paedophilia as the Government announces plans to redact search engine results to people trying to access images of child pornography online

Redacting search engine results and sending warnings to people trying to access images of child pornography online are two approaches the Government has announced to combating paedophilia. But with more than 50,000 people in the UK looking at or downloading underage porn each year, child campaigners say much more needs to be done. (more…)

North Wales child abuse: 105 people tell police they were victims

| December 17, 2012 at 07:25 am

Police investigating claims of abuse at Bryn Estyn children’s home in Wrexham and other institutions in 70s and 80s

More than 100 people who say they were victims of abuse at children’s homes in north Wales in the 70s and 80s have come forward since the launch of a fresh police inquiry into the scandal.

Operation Pallial, which was announced by the government at the height of the swirl of false allegations about the Tory peer Lord McAlpine, has received information from 105 people who say they were abused as children at the Bryn Estyn home in Wrexham and other institutions. (more…)