June 24, 2006

Empowering Children

Peter Tatchell argues that we are ignoring a key element of preventing sexual predation of children:

Cracking down on paedophiles is surely only one dimension of a necessarily two dimensions solution. The current hue and cry one-sidedly prioritises action to identify and exclude actual or potential abusers. This strategy overlooks a key element in the child protection equation: helping young people protect themselves.
Whether this is done in the schools (should they even exist?) or at home which will take a large cultural shift it should be done. There is no excuse for not preparing children for the world they must live in.

Via The Sideshow.

Posted by Steve on June 24, 2006
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