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Friday, 11 June 2021 08:45

Child Abuse And Sex Education

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Written by Tatiana Tsaramiadou. Director of Paidiko Panepistimio.

Lately we read about many cases of sexual abuse of children and adolescents. Disorder and indignation are are feelings caused by perpetrators and meanwhile with all our heart we take place and support the victims usually young adults and young children.

For many years the reference in such acts was a taboo. Lets clarify from what we here and learn to what is really going on. What is a myth , what is common and what happens rarely. 

MYTH:

Victims of sexual abuse are teen girls.

FACT:

The victims of sexual abuse are usually young children aged 4-11 years old. Although , sexual abuse occurs in boys and girls of all ages.

MYTH:

The perpetrator is a stranger to the child.

FACT:

In many cases , the perpetrator is someone who knows the child well , a parent,  an older relative ,a friend or a neighbour.

MYTH:

The abuse takes the form of a violent attach which leaves physical wounds.

FACT:

Sexual abuse is not usually violent. Most perpetrators use persuasion , threats and bribery rather than physical violence.

MYTH:

Sexual abuse in children usually happens accidently or incidentally.

FACT:

Its is more common for a child to suffer repeatedly sexual abuse. This is because the child is convinced by the perpetrator to keep it a secret so that know one can find out for years. When sexual abuse is repeated more than one time, it does more harm to child than it would be if it happened for once.

MYTH:

Sexual abuse occurs on remoted areas such as parks , isolated beaches , etc.

FACT:

Sexual abuse happens very often in the Childs home or at the house of a relative or a friends.

FACT:

Recent studies report that 25% of girls (1-4) and 10% of boys (1-10) are sexual abused before they reach adulthood in the age of 18 years old.

So after we understood what is happening and in what ages ,the question is what do we do about it? How do we prepare ourselves as parents and our children?

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