Comprehensive education is key in preventing child sexual offending behaviour.
Last week, UNSW released the findings from their landmark study into the prevalence of child sexual offending behaviours and attitudes in men. The study reveals that of the community sample surveyed, “One in five Australian men reported sexual feelings towards children and/or have sexually offended against children, with one-third of those who have thoughts towards children motivated to access help.”
Comprehensive education is key in preventing child sexual offending behaviour. At True, we support UNSW recommendation for increased investment into early intervention methods to prevent child sexual abuse.
Understanding appropriate responses to disclosures of abuse and taking a proactive approach to educating young people and their communities is critically needed to address these alarming statistics.
Find out more: https://www.humanrights.unsw.edu.au/news/worlds-largest-child-sexual-abuse-perpetration-prevalence-study-recommends-significant-investment-early-intervention-measures