Rafael Núñez | May 23, 2017 at 09:13 am
It is common for children who are being sexually abused to keep the situation to themselves, as they feel worried or ashamed of telling somebody older, fearing they might judge them or reprimand them. Knowing it is very hard for them to open up and speak about it, we offer you a few things you should look up for in a child when you have the suspicion they might be getting abused on a sexual manner. (more…)
Rafael Núñez | May 15, 2017 at 10:29 am
A study commissioned by the Children’s Commissioner for England, during 2015 and 2016, looked for a better understanding of kids and young adults’ experiences after having been sexually abused. The Making Noise project, held in England, sought to help victims in recognising, identifying and disclosing sexual abuse in the family and friend environment. Thus, making their lives easier for them, to talk about the issue and to find confidence and trust in themselves. (more…)
Rafael Núñez | April 25, 2017 at 11:54 am
Did you know that, according to official reports, every year there is an average of 3 million reports of child abuse in the US alone? That is, without a doubt, a terrible amount of cases that should be brought down to none immediately. The most worrying part is that it is only the official number, meaning that there are many other cases in which the victim does not speak up about the situation they’re living. (more…)
Rafael Núñez | April 6, 2017 at 02:10 pm
Did you know that in the UK, almost every ten minutes a police department receives a phone call denouncing a case of grooming? It’s a worrying amount of phone calls, don’t you think? Well, luckily for us, there are ways for preventing and supervising what are kids are watching and doing every time they go online.
As we have already stated on previous posts, grooming is the online approaching of adults towards minors, trying to earn our children’s trust and affection to finally appoint an encounter that might end up on sexual abuse. The attackers, generally, do not show themselves as adults, but they appear to be children around the same age as ours to appeal trustworthy and understanding for them. (more…)
Rafael Núñez | March 15, 2017 at 03:42 pm
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…)
Rafael Núñez | March 9, 2017 at 10:11 am
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…)
Rafael Núñez | February 23, 2017 at 03:20 pm
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…)
Rafael Núñez | October 7, 2016 at 07:05 am
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.
Rafael Núñez | October 4, 2016 at 05:57 am
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.