Worldwide research shows that corporal punishment absolutely serves no useful purpose whatsoever, but, causes untold damage to the individual, and creates broken children, broken adults, physical and mental wrecks, violent abusive, aggressive revengeful adults, wife-beaters and all that adds up to an appalling society that nobody wants.
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Guest Blog: Child Porn Ring Uncovered Using Stuffed Toy Bunny
Authorities have identified more than 140 young victims so far and say there is no end in sight as they pore through hundreds of thousands of images found on the suspects' computers. They are also trying to determine whether the men who talked about murder and cannibalism actually committed...
Child Sexual Abuse – Penn State Aftermath
“It’s time to heal those who bear the aftermath, and it is time for society to pull their heads out of the sand about sexual child abuse and sex offenders,” says child advocate Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD whose book “If I’d Only Known…Sexual Abuse In Or Out Of ...
Guest Blog: Finland: Corporal punishment fades into history
A survey conducted by the Finnish Central Union for Child Welfare suggests Finns’ attitudes toward corporal punishment have changed. Today the physical chastisement of children is generally considered unacceptable.
Guest Blog – Violence Behind Closed Doors Is Harder To Identify
All forms of violent crime take a heavy toll on society, in both tangible and intangible costs. When the violence takes place behind closed doors between members of a domestic relationship, it can be harder to identify, prevent and prosecute.
Guest Blog: Lawyer Warns On Muslim Faith School Child Abuse
A leading child abuse lawyer has warned physical and sexual abuse in special Muslim faith schools is going unreported and unpunished.
Guest Blog: Child Abuse Ruling in the NSW Supreme Court Ups Pressure For Legal Reform
A LANDMARK court ruling in a pedophile case will increase pressure on governments to legislate to enable victims of sexual abuse by clergy to more effectively sue the Catholic church.
Sex Addiction – A Misdiagnosis
Originally the term addiction was conceived and defined as physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (alcohol, tobacco, heroin and other substances). Subsequently, addiction was broadened to include any persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. Henceforth, every symptom can be labeled an addiction. AddictionZ Victoria, BC...
Guest Blog: US Tracking of Child-Abuse Deaths Is Flawed
America uses flawed methods to tally and analyze the deaths of children who have been maltreated, and the latest annual estimate of 1,770...4.8 children per day...such fatalities is likely too low, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report to Congress. Better data, says the GAO, would aid in...
No Room For Excuses in Child Sexual Abuse
When stories of child sexual abuse hit the media and the victim is a teenager, or perhaps even a little younger, faulty underlying assumptions about the victim's responsibility emerge. Many also jump to troubling conclusions when the victim is an adolescent or teenage boy.