Children are constantly hearing about threats to their safety. Sometimes they find it hard to know if a danger is real, and they need help processing their fears. Here's what they need you to know.
Parents must encourage open conversations with their children from a young age.
The Catholic Church has previously expelled perpetrators of child sexual abuse from the priesthood following internal investigations – known as canonical trials.
A documentary film has made disturbing allegations about Michael Jackson and child sexual abuse. Whether true or not the film raised some important issues.
The tech giants are consistently failing to protect children.
The media frenzy surrounding George Pell's conviction may force victims of child sexual abuse to relive their own trauma.
What research shows does and doesn't work to prevent people convicted of sexual offences from reoffending.
Twenty-five years ago, an Irish nun handed a report to the Catholic Church that detailed sexual abuse against nuns by priests worldwide. It was ignored. But now nuns are finally sharing their stories.
The British government is yet to set up a formal redress scheme for children sent away as migrants to Australia and elsewhere.
Children growing up in Northern Ireland are far less likely to be in foster or residential care than those in England, Scotland or Wales.
Human trafficking victims can be hidden in plain sight, as one hospital found. That can lead health professionals and the public to miss clues to their plight. But education can change that.
Recent research found that members of the public have four common explanations for paedophilia or child sexual abuse. But the reality is more complex, with multiple causes often at work.
How online child abusers are categorised is stopping the proper protection of victims.
There are considerable political and policy hurdles ahead if Australia is to move toward a national redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse.
The nature of sexual offending has changed, but can we better identify sexual groomers before abuse occurs?
Psychologists don't know much about why people have age-based sexual attractions – such as pedophilia – or how best to help people not act on sexual interests in children.
By placing institutional abuse within its larger context, the royal commission has made the prevention and identification of child sex offending a collective responsibility.
'Suitability' checks in organisations are important but have limitations in screening out child sex offenders. Leaders need to change how they approach the issue.
New laws are needed to keep up with the growing problem of imported child sex dolls and robots.
Anthony Foster's attention to detail and his clarity about the evil perpetrated in the systematic institutional abuse of children was often the object of media analysis.