The Independent: Surge in paedophiles arrested for importing lifelike child sex dolls. A surge in seizures of child-like sex dolls by border officers has led investigators to identify dozens of previously unknown suspected paedophiles. The lifelike silicone sex aids, which weigh around 55lb (25kg) and can cost thousandsContinue Reading

VOA News: Declassify Afghan Child Sex Report, Government Watchdog Tells Pentagon. “Afghan officials remain complicit, especially in the sexual exploitation and recruitment of children by Afghan security forces,” SIGAR said in a published document outlining the Congressional report. The issue now, according to SIGAR, is determining whether theContinue Reading

The Guardian: Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child. Eye-opening spin-off research, which looked in detail at 24 of the 3,000 individuals being studied who were succeeding against the odds, found something remarkable about what was going in at home. Half were on free school mealsContinue Reading

The Guardian: Internet firms should use profits to stamp out child abuse images, says police chief. Internet companies should reinvest some of their “eye-watering” profits into efforts to stamp out child abuse images online, a chief constable has said. Mike Barton challenged firms to do more to stopContinue Reading

The Telegraph: As a male survivor of child sexual abuse, I need you to know my story. Many survivors go through decades of their lives blocking these memories or are unable to process what they mean, only for the realisation to emerge suddenly and unexpectedly. For me, itContinue Reading

Active prefrontal brain function appears to protect against PTSD after child abuse Shared from Google News & Weather Increased activation of the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that regulates complex cognitive, emotional and behavioral functioning, appears to protect against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in individuals who sufferedContinue Reading

Child sex abuse images increasingly being found and removed Shared from Google News & Weather Nearly 70,000 pictures and videos showing child sex abuse have been removed from the internet in the past year, the UK charity leading the efforts to combat the abuse has said. The Internet WatchContinue Reading Deakin’s arrest reveals one of the darkest corners of the internet, where pedophiles in the US., Europe and elsewhere pay facilitators in the Philippines to sexually abuse children, even babies, directing their moves through online lifestreaming services. This relatively new crime, webcam sex tourism, is spreading rapidly. The UnitedContinue Reading