MYTHS and REALITY of CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE!
Remember, pedoceles LIE! Just because they say they were sexually abused themselves, it is taken as truth and rarely investigated, and is therefore seen and believed to be true!
It is not true!
MYTH: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IS A RARE OCCURRENCE.
REALITY: Child sexual abuse happens every single day..year in, year out. Estimates vary, and are so often wrong, so double or even treble any numbers you may think, to reach what may be the right number of abuse cases.
MYTH: STRANGERS SHOULD BE WATCHED, AS THEY USUALLY ABUSE CHILDREN.
REALITY: 85% of children are sexually abused by someone they know, i.e. family members, relatives, neighbours and/or family friends. Sex offenders look for any chance and opportunity to sexually abuse children.
MYTH: THE CHILD ALWAYS FELT NEGATIVELY TOWARD HIS ABUSER.
REALITY: Not always the case. Sometimes, the abuser, male or female, is either a parent, brother, sister, or other close family member or perhaps in a position of trust.
Any abuse is damaging and confusing to a child because of the secrecy, shame, lies and isolation that follows. That creates an aura of secrecy, shame, lies, isolation and breach of trust, and creates immense confusion for the child
- Denied a childhood,
- Denied a loving, nurturing relationship of trust,
- Exploited and betrayed by a person who is in a position of authority and trust.