Children's organisations: Using children against sexual violators now

Parents need to be trained to talk with their children about the digital breaches, says an expert. Information from the police on two very large cases within

Children's organisations: Using children against sexual violators now

Parents need to be trained to talk with their children about the digital breaches, says an expert.

Information from the police on two very large cases within a short time of sexual extortion and grooming of children and young people, with clearly fixed, that there is a need for a much stronger prevention in the area.

said several experts who work with children and sexual violations.

I am deeply dismayed by the fact that cases can be allowed to develop so much before they are detected. The witnesses, unfortunately, of how easy it is to lure boys and girls in the trap, says director Rasmus Kjeldahl from the Children's Terms.

He sees an urgent need to increase young people's resilience and knowledge about sexual blackmail via the web.

- There is a need for a much more solid digital formation - from the children are quite small, and that need to be updated continuously since, he says.

- digital life takes up so much of life today is that we have totally neglected to teach the children the rules of the road, so they don't get hurt on the web, says Kjeldahl.

He calls for a greater effort from both the kindergarten, the school and the parents.

Parents play a key role. Our own studies show that less than half of the parents talking with their children about these things. Moreover, parents ' knowledge in the field is often very sparse.

He points out that many parents only have a vague sense of what is going on in their children's digital lives.

- But the parents are the first bulwark. Dare you not speak with her parents about it or are embarrassed that you have done something, which has had consequences, so children are not the help they need, he says.

Kuno Sørensen is a psychologist and expert in violence and sexual abuse against children by save the children, agrees.

- Optimally was the best, to all of the parents came on a course where they learn to talk with their children about what they are doing online, " he says.

- You must have created an alliance with the children against krænkerne, instead of that one comes with a whole lot of exhortations, so that the children do not want to or dare to tell what they experience on the web, says Kuno Sørensen.

South Jutland Police have the last week unveiled two major cases of sexual extortion and grooming of hundreds of children and young people.

Two men from Varde and Esbjerg are in prison in the cases.

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Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 12:00

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