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How parents and schools can work together to prevent grooming

Last week’s ABC’s Four Corners exposed an elite Melbourne school for failing to adequately respond to the grooming of a student by a former athletics coach, who is now a convicted offender. Several current and former staff, students and parents told Four Corners St Kevin’s College had a history of failing to adequately deal with [...]

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Identifying and stopping grooming for abuse

We have never been more aware of the prevalence of child sexual abuse, but unfortunately this has yet to translate into a reduction of new cases. How can parents keep their children safe without being overwhelmed by paranoia? According to child safety experts, it comes down to awareness of 'grooming'. Predators will take various, but [...]

Adelaide academic says it’s time for a new approach to youth cybersafety

A shocking level of disregard for cybersafety among Australian young people has been revealed in a new study carried out by Dr Mubarak Rahamathulla of Flinders University. The students surveyed displayed numerous unsafe behaviours including sexting, public sharing of sensitive personal details and hijacking of their peers' social media accounts. Dr Rahamathulla believes these findings [...]

Michael Jackson: as an expert in child sexual abuse here’s what I thought when I watched Leaving Neverland

Since Leaving Neverland – the disturbing documentary film about Michael Jackson and the nature of his relationship with two young boys – aired, many of Jackson’s fans have said they cannot believe their idol would commit the abuses alleged by the now adult men. But others watched horrified as stories from the 1980s and 1990s [...]