What is child sexual abuse?
Children cannot consent to any form of sexual activity, period. Child sexual abuse can range from fondling or sexual touch, to any form of intercourse, to sex trafficking. Child sexual abuse also does not require physical contact between the abuser and the child. Showing children pornography, exposing oneself to a minor or convincing the minor to expose themselves in person or over the internet, exchanging sexually obscene messages, are all forms of abuse as well.
Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to child sexual exploitation.
Two years ago, I spoke at a press conference on the sexual objectification of girls through mainstream mediums like Cosmopolitan Magazine. I returned to the office high on adrenaline from a successful and well-covered event and then got two calls that changed my perspective greatly. THE PHONE CALLS The first was a young man in […]
This video is part of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Campaign to combat the pornographic and sexually explicit material children are being exposed to in school. Because young children are so impressionable, exposure to graphic sexual material can have a drastic and lasting effect on their development. Every child deserves a safe school […]
Popular culture rarely acknowledges the fact that boys and men are also the victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. Even some anti-trafficking groups are unfamiliar with this issue, with very few sex trafficking recovery programs serving male victims. Anna Smith, co-founder and executive director of Restore One, an organization dedicated to helping in the recovery […]
Child-on-child sexual abuse is a rising problem in America, and around the world. While most families and communities want to push it under the rug, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is bringing this issue to light and addressing the realities of this disturbing form of sexual abuse. This presentation will address the root factors […]
Originally posted on Protect Young Minds Are you confident that your kids are safe online at school? Will they be exposed to pornography on school devices? Do you trust that your kids’ teachers and administrators have policies in place to handle this problem? Think again. In the days of mobile devices, complete protection from pornography at school […]
Check Your Local School’s Online Databases
Download the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s action packet “The ABCs vs XXX: How to Ensure Your School’s Online Library Databases are Pornography Free.” This is a useful tool for any concerned parent or citizen who wants to protect children from being exposed to pornography and sexually graphic materials on school online resources.
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