Washington, April 06(ANI): According to a new study, parents are not doing enough to help their children recognize, avert and disclose sexual abuse.
Deblinger said: “At least 85 percent of the child sexual abuse is perpetrated by relatives, or by individuals who are known – but not related – to the child. But more than 90 percent of parents in our survey identified strangers as the biggest danger when talking to their children about sexual abuse.
“More than a third of parents failed to identify adults the child knows, while more than 55 percent did not mention relatives as potential abusers. These are essentially the same mistakes parents were making 25 years ago.”
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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