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.
Tragically, there is also a rising trend of child-on-child sexual abuse which is often initiated or spurred on by the influences of previous sexual abuse and/or exposure to pornography.
Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to child sexual exploitation.
By Haley Halverson Stephanie Peterson, a former middle school teacher in New Smyrna Beach Florida, has been arrested after she was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. However, if you go by most major news coverage you will find headline after headline characterizing this crime as “having sex,” a “sexual relationship,” or even a “sex romp.” […]
Thank you for your support Alabama! We are elated at the advocacy efforts and encouragement from our friends in Birmingham, as we kick off our first ever Rescue Innocence Project Gala Thursday night and work to combat child sexual exploitation. National Center on Sexual Exploitation President Patrick A. Trueman and Board Member Melea Stephens are in Birmingham […]
Guest Post By Robin Paterson The truth is so shocking and unbelievable that many people do just that: they don’t believe it. But, as the parents of a middle school child, we discovered porn in the school sponsored digital databases last year. We discovered, quite by accident, while perusing articles on “grade 7 biology”, that […]
Youtube has a group of “Trusted Flaggers” who are volunteer moderators who help to identify and flag inappropriate content that is against YouTube’s Community Guidelines. The Trusted Flaggers group includes volunteers, some charities and law enforcement agencies. YouTube says, “reports of violations by Trusted Flaggers are accurate more than 90% of the time.” In November […]
At the end of November 2017, Buzzfeed News confirmed dozens of users that were reporting how a Youtube search starting with “how to have” auto-filled with pedophiliac phrases. These phrases included “how to have s*x with your kids” and “how to have s*x kids”. Even on incognito browsers that don’t take into account past search […]
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