- Toronto child exploitation officers are taking the fight against sexual abuse one step further. The Commit to Kids public awareness campaign, designed for front-line childcare workers to determine if their children are being sexually abused, was launched Thursday at the Toronto Police headquarters. Chief William Blair said “one of the greatest challenges we face in our society is protecting our most vulnerable members.” The program aims to prevent child abuse by creating policies and procedures that educate childcare workers about the signs of sex abuse.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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