Support Us In Our Fight To Protect Our Children From Sexual Abuse
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We are calling on the Scottish government to do more to protect our children from sexual abuse and as a survivor of child physical and sexual abuse I am more aware of the need to protect our children from sexual abuse (CSA).
However, our personal knowledge of the horrors of child sexual abuse does not necessarily mean that we are any better equipped to teach our children about child safety or to identify the warning signs of sexual abuse.
Many of us are so worried about “history repeating itself” that our anxiety gets in the way, and we either avoid the subject altogether and keep our fingers crossed or we become very overprotective and try to wrap our children in so much cotton wool that they are not given the skills to protect themselves.
The stark reality of the statistics is that approximately 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18 and it can affect any child regardless of age, gender, family income, culture, race, religion, physical appearance, sexuality, intellect, disability etc.
CSA can involve many activities including, Fondling / touching / kissing of genitals or other areas of the body, Penetration with penis, digit, or object, Exposing genitals or sexual material to a child, Talking to a child inappropriately, graphically, and explicitly about sex, Asking a child to touch their own genitals or another persons or non-forced sex with an underage child.
On the 24th, January 2017 Andy Peacher, Jayne Taylor and I will have the chance to address this at the Scottish parliament and we are calling on everyone to support us to let all our Scottish MSPs know we want more done to protect our children from the evil of child sexual abuse rather than the abuser being protected.
Today’s date is the 9th January 2017 so we have only two weeks to get as many signatures of support as we can so will you support us in our fight to protect all children from sexual abuse by signing our petition.
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