“Porn, family violence linked to surge in child-on-child sex abuse cases”

17 Jul

Anti-Porn Feminists

The number of children sexually abusing other children has risen steeply, with treatment services reporting that pornography and family violence are fuelling the trend.

Children as young as four are being referred to programs for problem sexual behaviour as more parents and schools detect abuse in the family home and in the playground.

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Gatehouse service saw 350 new cases in the past financial year – more than double the previous year. Of those children, 60 per cent were abusing a sibling; more than 90 per cent had experienced or witnessed family violence.

Experts say the seriousness of the sexual acts has escalated in recent years and that online pornography is often being used as a “teaching manual” for abuse.

Karen Hogan, manager of the service said the children involved were “screaming out for help” and should not be demonised.

“These kids are barometers for what is…

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