Stop Child Abuse

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SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE

 When it comes to violence against children, the world knows no boundaries. We’re amplifying the work of those battling the global issues of child sexual abuse, child trafficking, incest and exploitation to give children the strength not just to survive, but to thrive. 


Children are never to blame for abuse,exploitation  or trafficking. They are the victim. But each of things can be prevented with the help of intervention, education, and life - skills training, offering high - quality  responses and support services and enforcing laws against child abuse.

What is Sexual Abuse?

 Sexual child abuse is a type of maltreatment, violation, and exploitation that refers to the involvement of the child in sexual activity to provide sexual gratification or financial benefit to the perpetrator. It includes contact for sexual purposes, molestation, statutory rape, prostitution, pornography, exposure, incest, or other sexually exploitative activities.

What happens to kids during childhood shapes who they become as adults.

Children living through abuse and violence, unnecessarily suffer the ill effects of this trauma for the rest of their lives.  We will change this together

Sexual Abuse Statistics

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old.
    Over 65,000 children were sexually abused in 2016. 
  • 8.6 % of reported child abuse cases were sexual abuse. 
  • 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members. 
  • 12.3% of girls were age 10 or younger at the time of their first rape/victimization, and 30% of girls were between the ages of 11 and 17. 
  • 27.8% of boys were age 10 or younger at the time of their first rape/victimization. 
  • 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male, and 76.8% of people who sexually abuse children are adults. 
  • 325,000 children are at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation each year. 
  • Caregiver alcohol or drug abuse is a child abuse risk factor putting kids at much higher risk for being abused. 
  • The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14 years old, and the average age for boys is 11 to 13 years old. 

NEED HELP?

If you suspect a child is being abused, neglected or exposed to an unsafe situation, trust your instincts and report it.

If you see something, say something. Step up. Speak up. Stop it. Report it!

You may save a child’s life, or from being inflicted with further harm.

If you or a child are in immediate danger, or if you are thinking of hurting yourself, your infant, or someone else, immediately call 911, your doctor, or reach out for outside help.

If you are looking for help with child abuse, sexual abuse, missing children, child exploitation,  parenting, being a first-time parent, teen pregnancy, fostering, adoption, crying baby, Shaken Baby Syndrome, human trafficking, or bullying, please use the hotline phone numbers on the right or the resources listed below.

HOTLINE & HELP PHONE NUMBERS:

  •  National Child Abuse Hotline
    1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
  • 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Center Missing & Exploited Children
    1-800-843-5678
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1-800-799-7233
    Teen Dating Violence & Abuse (Love is Respect hotline)
  •  1-866-331-9474