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17 Dec 2019
The Family Secret, a documentary recently shown on Channel 4, raises awareness of a very important, but not well-researched problem: sibling sexual abuse. Some estimations say it is at least five times more prevalent than parent-to-child sexual...
29 Nov 2019
At the end of November, a Council of Europe experts met the key stakeholders and authorities to identify gaps in legalisation, policies and practise of online and offline child sexual exploitation and abuse in Georgia. The main topics were:...
27 Nov 2019
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published their research with young people concerning their views and experiences of online risks and sexual harm. The small-scale research included 213 young people aged 10–18, which means it is not...
13 Nov 2019
Under the leadership of the WHO, international child welfare organisations have been searching for interventions which would be the most effective in ending violence against children. This resulted in the INSPIRE package: Seven Strategies for Ending...
15 Oct 2019
Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, Ph.D., Director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, has been working with abused and neglected children for over thirty years. In this column, she tells us how children who experience sexual abuse feel and...
07 Oct 2019
Twenty-five percent of teens surveyed have already witnessed their peers making and sharing sexually explicit content about others, according to an international study. Orsolya Táler, CEO of the Blue Line Children’s Crisis Foundation, groups online...
04 Oct 2019
Dr Szilvia Gyurkó, children’s rights expert’s thoughts are summarized in nlc.hu article about what needs to happen in order to eliminate violence and abuse in children’s lives. Hungarian children are the least aware of their rights in Europe. A...
02 Oct 2019
The 10th International Media Conference, organized by the International Children’s Safety Service, was held at the beginning of October in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The title and main topic was, ‘The Impact of the Media on Children and...
24 Sep 2019
A former high school teacher wrote a very frank piece admitting inappropriate behavior at the start of his career (at the age of 24). The man described himself as a very laid-back teacher who welcomed the admiration of his students, eventually...
18 Sep 2019
Crimes involving the sexual grooming of children have been on the rise in recent years, according to the British police in Shropshire. From April 2018 until April of 2019, local law enforcement authorities investigated 70 percent more child sexual...

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