Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse’s Birthday, we explain why.
Just as office workers need to be aware of cyber risks when setting up a home office, parents need to think about the increased exposure their children will face to cyber threats at home.
Reading lets you experience another time, place, even mind.
People have changed over time, growing ever more distant and isolated from others – while at the same time finding new ways and technologies that let individuals connect and feel with others.
Priscilla du Preez/Unsplash
Today’s young women might be less interested in etiquette classes, but many still seek advice on presenting a polished image. It’s important to remember girlbossing is capitalism, not feminism.
When parents suspect grooming, they should direct their concerns to the school, no matter how trivial it may seem.
The fear of ‘racial tension’ has been at the heart of many botched police inquiries into child sexual abuse.
We can’t just blame falling rape prosecutions on a lack of resources.
In ancient China, India and the Middle East, the art of eyebrow threading was popular. It is now enjoying a resurgence.
Moulding eyebrows to make a statement is nothing new. A journey through history, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, shows some of the highs and lows of brow fashion.
Michael Jackson with Wade Robson, then aged five.
A documentary film has made disturbing allegations about Michael Jackson and child sexual abuse. Whether true or not the film raised some important issues.
A domestic cat grooming its fur.
Image courtesy of Candler Hobbs (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta).
Domestic cats spend a quarter of their waking hours grooming. But that tongue action on the fur does more than keep fur clean – it also helps keep a cat cool.
PORTRAIT IMAGES ASIA BY NONWARIT/Shutterstock
How online child abusers are categorised is stopping the proper protection of victims.
The nature of sexual offending has changed, but can we better identify sexual groomers before abuse occurs?
Being lied to?
Finding out how ‘real’ the relationship is between online groomers and their child victims.
Of the institutional categories employed by the royal commission, educational institutions were the second most represented.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has demonstrated how catastrophically some teachers have failed their duties - a pledge is one way to turn that around.
Class and race have long played a role in the way victims of abuse are treated.
For over a century, British authorities have ignored the exploitation of working-class girls.
The ‘boyfriend model’ of abuse is in the headlines after a string of high-profile grooming scandals. But are we in denial about how prevalent it is?
Social media and the internet has helped create a new type of sexual predator, forcing us to reassess our understanding of the terms “friend” and “stranger”.
Groomed to perfection.
Over the past 30 years, capitalism has redefined the labour market – and with it, men.
Research shows that parents and the police are often unaware of the majority of cases of online sexual abuse.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
New research offers valuable insights into the linguistic strategies used to groom child victims.