Everyone has a role and responsibility in preventing child sexual abuse.
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Stress, social isolation, increased internet use for work and entertainment, and confinement due to stay-at-home directives associated with COVID-19 have inadvertently generated two areas of concern.
1. The risk for online offending has increased due to adults and children spending more time online for work education and recreation.
2. The risk for offending perpetrated by household members has increased as adults and children spend more time confined together.
To overcome these challenges, the Moore Center assembled resource lists:
The Center also fast-tracked the release of an online course Help Wanted to support people with sexual interest in children live healthy non-offending lives.
There are so many web resources currently online and it can be overwhelming to navigate through all of it, so we pulled together some of the best resources currently available, vetted it, applied it to our criteria and placed them on these easy-to-access pages. What is encouraging is that while the risk of online and household offending may have increased, so too has help seeking.