In NSW government schools alone, the number of alleged student-on-student attacks rose from 90 incidents in 2015 to 142 last year.
As reports of student-on-student sexual assault rise, we are once again confronted with the very real impacts of sexploitation on our children.
A recent article in The Australian, titled “Early sexualisation of kids blamed for the rise in student attacks” revealed ‘in NSW government schools alone, the number of alleged student-on-student attacks rose from 90 incidents in 2015 to 142 last year’, but what is causing such a dramatic increase? Specialist in parenting, children and adolescents, Michael Carr-Gregg, blames the increase on two things,
“One, the sexualisation of kids, and that’s through the media, and two, through their seeing pornography. I don’t think there’s any question about it.’’
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Despite the advancements made in the battle to bring child sexual abuse to the forefront of public discussion, it seems society still has a long way to go when it comes to reporting on child exploitation with dignity and respect.
Take a moment to think over a recent article you’ve read on child sexual abuse—and now ask yourself, how did they describe the crime? Did the article report on a toddler being raped by an adult, or was it inferred that the offender ‘had sex with’ the child? Was the young trafficking victim reported as a ‘child prostitute,’ or a victim? Did the TV program you watched the other night report that an underage boy was taken advantage of, or that he was really ‘in a relationship’ with his abuser?Read more
This week Collective Shout ambassador, Kerryn Baird, spoke to Andrew West on radio regarding her concerns about the pornified culture that young people have to navigate.
Girls as young as six years old want to be sexy because of the pornified imagery they are bombarded by in their daily life.
Kerryn is concerned for her own three children and says communities, government and corporates are all responsible.
Click below to listen.
On November 16th 2016 the NSW Committee on Children and Young People released the report on the Sexualisation of children and young people.
The report contained 10 recommendations.Read more
A Melbourne woman has had enough of corporates sexualising children and has channeled her anger into activism. Whilst shopping for shoes for her little girl in Target she realised a range of the children's ballet flats had heels on them. She then went into Big W and noticed they too had similar heeled ballet flats for little girls.
From the Target website
From the Big W website starting from size 6 (for an 18 month old)Read more
Clothing retailer Gap has been accused of sexism over their latest kids collection. The advertising campaign features a little boy, labelled 'the scholar' wearing an Albert Einstein t-shirt, and a girl, the 'social butterfly' whose outfit is the 'talk of the playground'.Read more
We have a saying at Collective Shout:
"Silence is the language of complicity, speaking out is the language of change."
And recently Melbourne mum, Melanie Sheppard, refused to be silent after discovering that her daughter had been sexually exploited on social media.Read more