New research offers valuable insights into the linguistic strategies used to groom child victims.
Not all paedophiles act on their attraction.
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The sexual abuse of children is, understandably, a key concern for the public. But misperceptions about those who perpetrate it abound in public debate.
Under a pall.
Ever since the Jimmy Savile affair, the police have been investigating historical child abuse on an unprecedented scale.
Children who undertook school-based sexual abuse prevention programs were more likely to know where to turn if they were harmed.
A Cochrane review found school-based child sexual abuse prevention programs were moderately effective in arming children with knowledge and skills that may decrease the likelihood that they will be harmed.