As advocates, you play a crucial role in preventing and responding to the issue of sexual abuse and violence against children. Whether you work in institutions, organizations, or communities, what you will learn will help you in awareness-raising and prevention efforts. A deeper understanding of this child protection issue will enable you to better engage your stakeholders, enabling you to be a catalyst for change in the fight against sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
What are the risks?
The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is a global issue, existing in both developed and developing countries.
Violence against children is rooted in cultural, economic, and social practices. It is estimated that over half of all
children aged 2–17 years, around 1 billion children globally, have experienced emotional, physical or sexual violence.
With the ever increasing use of internet and other forms of information and communication technology, sexual violence is recorded and distributed online, adding yet another complicated layer to the problem.
What you will learn
At the end of this course, you will
- Know about children's rights.
- Understand the issue of child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSAE)
- Develop familiarity with the different socio-cultural dynamics that contribute to the problem of CSAE
- Understand how perpetrators victimize children
- Understand what victims go through
- Develop familiarity with the role technology plays in perpetrating child sexual abuse and exploitation
- Understand your role in addressing the issue
- Alligator River Story
- I Am A Child
- A Good Boy
- Red Leaves Falling
- Be A Buddy Not A Bully
- Add Friends Not Strangers
- Some Things Are Not Worth Sharing
- Dude! That’s Not Cool
- Friends for Keeps Video (Philippine context)
- Daliri-eskwela videos (Philippine context)
- Daliri-eskwela parents brochures (Philippine context)
- CyberSafe Materials Guidebook