While there are signs that adult perpetration of child sexual abuse is declining, new research shows adolescent perpetration is rising.
Online dangers lurk in virtual worlds for children. As more preschoolers immerse themselves in virtual reality, we must manage the risks and keep them safe.
Dassi Erlich details the crime, the cover-up and her eventual victory in court against Malka Leifer, the former school principal who abused her.
With therapy and social support, children and adults who experienced child sexual abuse can regain a sense of control over their lives.
Young people need education to understand sexuality and consent.
Childhood trauma can completely alter the trajectory of someone’s life, but for others, it barely affects them at all. After going through trauma, why do some people seem fine?
A new helpline aims to help people with sexual thoughts about children before they act on them. And so far, it’s having its intended effect.
It is a criminal offence to take or possess an indecent image of someone under the age of 18.
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.