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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…)

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…)

What is harmful sexual behaviour?

| October 7, 2016 at 07:05 am

Harmful sexual behaviour

Harmful sexual behaviour includes:

  • using sexually explicit words and phrases
  • inappropriate touching
  • using sexual violence or threats
  • full penetrative sex with other children or adults.

Children and young people who develop harmful sexual behaviour harm themselves and others.

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What is child sexual exploitation?

| October 4, 2016 at 05:57 am

Child abuse - Sexual exploitation

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.

Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a loving, consensual relationship. They might be invited to parties and given drugs and alcohol. They may also be groomed online.

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What is sexual abuse?

| October 3, 2016 at 05:38 am

Know child abuse - make it stop

A child is sexually abused when they are forced or persuaded to take part in sexual activities.

This doesn’t have to be physical contact and it can happen online, sometimes the child won’t understand that what’s happening to them is abuse.

They may not even understand that it’s wrong.

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‘Absolute horror’: Gillian Triggs responds to child abuse at NT detention centre on Q&A

| July 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

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National Statistics on Child Abuse

| April 7, 2016 at 06:38 am

National Statistics on Child Abuse

Sexual harassment

In 2013, an estimated 1,520 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States.1

In the same year, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served nearly 295,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support
to these children and their families. In 2014, this number was over 315,000.2

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What is child abuse?

| February 24, 2016 at 06:18 am

There are four different types of child abuse:

  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • neglect.

Child abuse can be a single incident, or can be a number of different incidents that take place over time.

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Tip Sheet: Warning Signs of Possible Sexual Abuse In A Child’s Behaviors

| January 11, 2016 at 02:22 pm

Any one sign doesn’t mean that a child was sexually abused, but the presence of several suggests that you begin asking questions and consider seeking help.

Keep in mind that some of these signs can emerge at other times of stress such as:

  • During a divorce
  • Death of a family member or pet
  • Problems at school or with friends
  • Other anxiety-inducing or traumatic events