sexual abuse

Protecting children against sexual abuse
Protecting children against sexual abuse (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Did you know that 21-42% of women and 10-16% of men have experienced child sexual abuse? Sexual abuse has lasting detrimental effects on victims, their families and society as a whole. To date, the prevention of sexual abuse has mostly rested ... Read More »

Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years
Wounds from childhood bullying may persist into college years (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse, suggests a new survey of college students. The study, which involved 480 college freshmen through seniors, indicated that the detrimental effects of bullying may ... Read More »

Helping children find their “voice”
Helping children find their “voice” (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

When children report on disturbing events – such as child sexual abuse – how does society respond? This is one of many important questions that was discussed at an ambitious public symposium at The University of Melbourne. Children’s Voices in ... Read More »

Many young people excuse rape and feel tracking with technology is OK
Many young people excuse rape and feel tracking with technology is OK (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

One in five young Australians believe women are partly responsible for sexual assault and nearly half (46%) agree that tracking a partner by electronic means without consent is acceptable. These are among findings from a VicHealth, University of Melbourne and Social ... Read More »

What do children and young people have to say about safety in institutions?
What do children and young people have to say about safety in institutions? (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Adults in institutions have continually failed children and young people. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is charged with understanding these historical failures. It has become clear throughout the hearings that those who experienced child sexual ... Read More »

Keeping children safe
Keeping children safe (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The “ASK-Young People” (ASK-YP) survey is part of a larger study exploring what children and young people aged 10 to 18 experience and think about safety in institutional contexts. The study has been commissioned by the Royal Commission into Institutional ... Read More »

Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training
Teen girls report less sexual victimisation after virtual reality assertiveness training (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teen girls were less likely to report being sexually victimised after learning to assertively resist unwanted sexual overtures and practicing resistance in a realistic virtual environment, finds a new study. The effects persisted over a three-month period following the training, ... Read More »

Sexpert Q/A – Sexting in Teens
Sexpert Q/A – Sexting in Teens (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question My sixteen year old son left his mobile phone lying in reach of his three year old brother the other day. When I rescued it, the first thing I saw on the screen was a topless photo of ... Read More »

Child sexual abuse via the Internet on the rise
Child sexual abuse via the Internet on the rise (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is widespread in Switzerland, experienced by almost two in five girls and one in six boys. The majority of victims are abused by juvenile perpetrators and do not disclose the abuse. Today, the most ... Read More »

Women abused as children more likely to have children with autism
Women abused as children more likely to have children with autism (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Those who experienced ... Read More »

 
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