The AFP warns child exploitation in Australia is becoming more prolific and brazen. But there are practical things parents can do to help keep their kids safe online.
In-person child sexual abuse is disturbingly common. But parents do not have to bury their heads in the sand: there are simple ways they can reduce the risk.
What research shows does and doesn’t work to prevent people convicted of sexual offences from reoffending.
New laws are needed to keep up with the growing problem of imported child sex dolls and robots.
What goes through the mind of abusers?
It’s time to stop blaming the system and focus on why and how children are sexually abused.
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.