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22 November 2023

November 22, 2023

Today’s digest focuses primarily on research, in particular, I’d like to highlight the new Australian study examining child sexual offending among Australian men and its call for more early intervention programs:

  1. Research by UNSW and Jesuit Social Services was launched on Monday – some key stats: 1 in 6 Australian men have sexual feelings towards children and 1 in 10 Australian men has sexually offended against children – https://www.humanrights.unsw.edu.au/news/worlds-largest-child-sexual-abuse-perpetration-prevalence-study-recommends-significant-investment-early-intervention-measures
  2. The Australian and American governments have released a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to combatting CSE – https://ministers.ag.gov.au/media-centre/joint-statement-australia-and-united-states-inaugural-meeting-joint-council-combatting-online-child-sexual-exploitation-19-11-2023
  3. Thorn released their latest research paper titled Youth Perspectives on Online Safety 2022 – https://www.thorn.org/blog/decoding-youth-behavior/
  4. Childlight Global Child Safety Institute, ECPAT International, WeProtect Global Alliance and Safe Online are seeking input ahead of updating the Luxembourg Guidelines – their 15-20min survey closes on Fri 8th Dec – https://edinburgh.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S8dTzWhuA1oUeO

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