As educators, you play a crucial role in preventing and responding to sexual abuse and violence against children. You can empower young people by delivering quality child protection education in your classrooms or in any other setting you may be engaging with them. You can be a trusted adult who knows how to handle disclosures of abuse. You can be a catalyst for change.
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)
- CyberSafe Lesson Plans (Philippine context)
- Daliri-eskwela videos (Philippine context)