Child Sex Abuse, was a term that was unheard of during our school days. With whatever limited Sex Education we received in our school i.e. at the age of 15, we were informed about molestation that only girls face. My first exposure to the existence of Child Sex Abuse was when I saw the movie Page 3. Even though I was 19, when I saw the movie, I did not know that even small boys could be victims of Child Sex Abuse.
Since ages, we were given to understand that only Little Girls and Women, were the victims of sexual crime, but it is not so. During my Law College days various NGO’s would come to our college and inform us about the work they do and also ask us to volunteer with them. Once, Child-line a help line for Children had come to our college. It is only when, we personally received the training about Child Sex Abuse from the NGO, that we learnt how to deal with it.
I learnt about Child Sex Abuse at an age when I was nearly an adult but today it is important to teach your children and warn them about pedophile i.e. the Child Sex Abusers.
The only way in which we can curb Child Sex Abuse is by accepting its presence in our society. It is important not to ignore any withdrawal signs that our children show and to address the same.
In the next article, I have discussed how to identify a case of Child Sex Abuse and its legal remedies.
I am an advocate & have been a practising advocate for about 7 years now. Post marriage i have reduced my Practice and started my own Company Consultancy "Second Innings", wherein we provide Legal, Human Resources and Content Writing Solutions to Different Companies Pan India.
I am equally passionate about writing and my book "I wish I had spoken" will be released soon. Apart from that I regularly blog for many websites.
I intend to reduce the gap between the Common Man and Law and the first step towards the same is help the Common Man understand the basics of Law and therefore I have started my own Vlog #Breaking Stereotype.