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We know it harms kids to see smoking on TV. What about rape?

TV producers are thankfully removing or omitting content such as depictions of smoking and suicide from their programs. The same cannot be said for sexual violence. While pornography has rightly been the main focus of concerning, graphic depictions of sexual assault available to young people, there are also a troubling number of sexual assault scenes [...]

What parents need to know about the signs of child sexual abuse

Recent events, including the conviction and sentencing of George Pell for sexually abusing two children in the 1990s and the documentary airing allegations about Michael Jackson’s abuse of two young boys, have made prominent the topic of child sexual abuse. Many parents may be concerned about the safety of their child, and whether they are [...]

By |2019-09-30T13:42:53+10:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Assault, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Finally, she can speak

Grace Tame has finally won the right to speak publicly about being groomed and sexually assaulted by her high school teacher Nicolaas Bester in 2010. After being outraged by Bester's comments about the abuse and media allegations that she had been complicit, the Tasmanian 24-year-old embarked on a two-year legal battle to be exempted from [...]

By |2019-08-20T12:11:51+10:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Assault|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I would choose Tayla Harris over sad men of the internet any day

Tayla Harris marked the ball early in the first quarter at Whitten Oval against the Western Bulldogs. She went back and coolly slotted the goal from 45 metres out. When I watched the ball fly through the posts I said what I normally say after a classy goal: "Good finish." Set shot, 40 plus metres [...]

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 [...]

Australian stations dump Michael Jackson’s music after Finding Neverland documentary

Radio stations in Australia, Canada and New Zealand are refusing to play Michael Jackson's music in the wake of fresh allegations against him of child sex abuse. Sydney's Nova Entertainment on Thursday became the latest radio group to announce they are taking the late "King of Pop" off the air in response to public opinion. [...]