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Steep Rise in Child Abuse Images Online

The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report. It found over 78,000 website addresses containing child sexual abuse in 2017, up from more than 57,000 in 2016. The charity actively seeks and removes these images from the net as well [...]

By |2018-04-23T15:28:50+10:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

More Children Sexting at Younger Age says Central Queensland Police Officer

Every day, at least one case of under-age sexting lands on the desk at the Child Protection Investigation Unit in Rockhampton, central Queensland. Sexting is the sending, receiving, or forwarding, of sexually explicit messages, photographs or videos via mobile phone. It falls to Detective Sergeant Angus Kerr and his team to handle these cases, and he said [...]

By |2017-09-18T15:55:53+10:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Abused Children More Likely To Be Seriously Ill As Adults

Flickr Images Children who suffer abuse, violence or other trauma at home are more likely to become seriously ill as adults, a report has concluded. The report, the first nationwide study of its kind produced by a public health body in the UK, argues that the reasons are not simply cyclical – that [...]

Online Grooming Of Children ‘Alarmingly Fast’, Researchers Find

Flickr Images Online groomers rarely pose as children and can succeed in persuading a child to meet in less than half an hour, according to researchers probing the way in which sexual predators target victims online. The UK-based research team behind the findings say they hope to overturn common misconceptions about how online [...]

Creating A Child Safe Organisation

Child Wise Every day millions of Australian children and young people participate in educational, sporting and recreational activities provided by government and community organisations. For the majority of children and young people, involvement in these services is positive and beneficial. However, the risks of abuse to children and young people in organisations has [...]

Man Who Makes Child Sex Dolls For Paedophiles

Flikr Images Customs is cracking down on shipments of life-like child sex dolls that paedophiles are importing into Australia. Border force officials have seized 18 consignments of child sex dolls sent from overseas since 2013. The life-size dolls, which resemble children as young as five and are sold wearing lingerie, have movable joints [...]

Psychology Of A Paedophile: Why Are Some People Attracted To Children?

Getty Images Having worked with police forces in Australia and the United Kingdom identifying those who sexually prey on children, people are always asking me how you can tell a paedophile from everyone else. Well, I can tell you one thing – they don’t have horns and tails. They look and act like [...]

Child on Child Sexual Offences Rock Schools

Police are being called to Victorian schools three times a week to investigate sex offences that are often perpetrated by children. The revelation comes amid reports of a surge in the number children sexually abusing other children in the wider community that has been linked by treatment services to family violence and pornography. New data [...]

Inside Europe’s Biggest Sex Offenders’ Prison

Europe's biggest prison for sex offenders is in Nottinghamshire. How does it try to rehabilitate the inmates, asks Rex Bloomstein. "Whatton's a great leveller," says Lynn Saunders, governor of HMP Whatton, the largest prison for adult male sex offenders not just in the UK, but in Europe. "We've got everybody here you could imagine," she [...]

Sex Abuse by Children Against Children a Growing and Significant Problem, Royal Commission Hears

Sexual abuse by children against children is a growing and significant problem in out-of-home care, a royal commission has heard. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse began hearings into the incidence of abuse against children in out-of-home care, which included care in government and non-government-run residential facilities, foster care and kinship [...]