Sexual predators have found a new way to exploit children: taking control of their webcams to record them without their consent. Here’s how the attack works and how you can protect your kids.
There is currently no legal requirement in New Zealand to report seen or suspected childhood sexual abuse. Harrowing testimonies to the Abuse In Care Royal Commission suggest that must change.
Nearly half of all abuse occurs within the home.
Ours is the first national survey of the population aged 16 years and older about their experiences of child maltreatment.
A video allegedly showing a 13-year-old being assaulted in Queensland went viral online. Simply viewing such material can be a criminal offence.
Many children and adolescents fall victim to online exploitation, but there are some steps parents can take to protect their children online.
Adults don’t always listen to or understand children when they are abused.
Journalist Shannon Molloy was sexually abused as a child, by another young person. He talks to experts, and to other men who’ve experienced sexual abuse, to make sense of his experience.
There is a dire need to prevent child sexual abuse in Canada. It is critical to intervene early, and provide those at risk for offending with support through an anonymous helpline, as well as therapy.
News of George Pell’s death may generate a roller coaster of complex and variable emotions among abuse survivors.
The seven-year review into how state and private institutions in the UK failed to protect children has highlighted the central importance of making sure young people and children are listened to.
The EU’s proposed regulations don’t align with existing technology. They’re likely to fail – or to break the internet as we know it.
Recent technological advancements mean fictitious children can now be almost indistinguishable from real children in child sexual abuse material.
If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.
Paedophile hunting follows the archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’.
A person with complex post-traumatic stress disorder has the signs of standard PTSD, as well as additional difficulties that often stem from childhood trauma.
While the plan responds to many recommendations by the royal commission, it doesn’t adequately address at-risk youth or say how it will involve survivors in shaping and overseeing strategies.
Studies about warning labels aimed at protecting privacy raise red flags about Apple’s efforts to keep kids from sharing sexually explicit material.
One study found 80% of darknet traffic on Tor went to sites hosting unmoderated porn and child sex abuse material.
Apple will scan all photos uploaded to the cloud for child sexual abuse without actually looking at the photos. Privacy experts are concerned by the lack of public accountability.