TE44, when you say "I believe people do not want to look at sexual abuse
" - are you saying that you think teaching children about sex at school, which may include showing pictures or diagrams (as it did when I was at school, many, many years ago btw) is itself sexual abuse? I don't want to misunderstand you, but this seems to be what you are saying.
On your request on support for the suggestion that sex education may be helpful for children suffering sexual abuse, of course. Here is the top link from a fairly basic google search, there are plenty of others:
] - this is part of the final publication of recommendations from a landmark campaign on protecting children from sexual violence which ran across Europe between 2010 to 2015;
This CoE report draws on the work which has been done by UNESCO in this area - the recently updated "International technical Guidance on Sexuality Education - An evidence-informed approach" is a bit more of a challenging read but very much worth it. This crosses over into an area I'm more involved which which is stamping out gender-based violence against women and girls (and yes, education and sex education is a big part of that too).
Edited to add, and I can't see anything in that link you posted from the NSPCC to suggest that educating children appropriately about sex and consent is child sex abuse. But it does rather tend to confirm that you believe showing children pictures and diagrams in the context of education is itself abusive. If so, I will only say that we had plenty of pictures and diagrams in the sex education I had at school in the 80s. Of course there were no same sex couples and zero education about that then, so is it that change which particularly concerns you?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was september 01, 12:27pm by Siduhe.