Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Is Pornography Unleashing a Generation of Pedophiles?

Claims of child sex offences committed by other children almost doubles in just four years with more than 9,000 reported in 2016
By Isobel Frodsham For Mailonline

Claims of child sex offences committed by other children have almost doubled in four years, according to new reports.

The number of alleged offences reported to police in England and Wales rose from 5,215 in 2013 to 9,290 in 2016, children's charity Barnardo's has discovered. 

In total, there were 32,452 reports to police of alleged sexual offences by children on under 18 victims over the four year period – an average of more than 22 every day.

The alarming figures, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information request, strengthen calls by the UK's leading children's charity for action to tackle the growing problem of children sexually harming each other. 

The number of alleged child sex abuse offences comiitted by other children has increased to more than 9,000 in 2016 (stock image)

But the charity said the number could be higher as seven of the 43 forces in England and Wales either did not respond or provided only a partial response. 

The forces with the highest number of reported offences were the Metropolitan Police (5,470); West Yorkshire (3,192); Greater Manchester (3,024); West Midlands (2,876) and Kent (1,678). 

In Warwickshire there was a rise of 521 per cent. Norfolk saw an increase of 371 per cent and the rise in Lincolnshire was 345 per cent.  

Last summer Barnardo's warned that child on child sexual abuse threatened to become the next major child protection issue. It backed calls for a national inquiry to examine the issue and urged government to develop a national strategy to tackle it.

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That would require a national commitment to remove the possibility of adolescent boys being able to view pornography on the internet or on TV. Good luck with that. The viewing habits of voters, whether perverts or not, is more important to the government than the welfare of children. Children have no voice and don't vote!

Barnardo's also believes that age-appropriate compulsory sex and relationship education (SRE) would better protect children and help them understand consent, respect and what a healthy relationship should look like.

Barnardo's chief executive, Javed Khan said: 'Barnardo's warned last year that unless child on child sexual abuse is dealt with head on, it may become the next scandal in our society. These results are another wake up call to the extent of the problem.

'We're deeply concerned more children may be sexually harming other children. We know this can be because they've been abused themselves and may not have received the right support to help them recover.

Inter-generational child sex abuse is a serious problem especially in rural communities. It is not being addressed very well in any country.

'An estimated third of sexual abuse is carried out by children. Rehabilitating children so they don't go on to harm others is vital to preventing further sexual abuse. High quality age appropriate mandatory SRE lessons would help children recognise what a healthy relationship should look like.'

National Police Chiefs' Council lead for child protection and chief constable of Norfolk police, Simon Bailey said: 'We believe we can attribute these increases to more awareness and greater victim confidence. We also have to look at the possibility that more abuse is being perpetrated and if technology is facilitating this.

In total, there were 32,452 reports to police of alleged sexual offences by children on other children over a four year period – an average of more than 22 every day (stock image)

'These figures highlight the importance of building resilience in young people and educating them about sexual relationships. This can't be left to chance.

'I know from my own force that we are engaging with schools more than ever to educate and raise awareness of both the different forms of abuse and how to get support. It is clear from the increase in the number of reports we are receiving how vital this work is.'

Nusrat Ghani, the Conservative MP who chaired last summer's cross-party inquiry on Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) said: 'This latest research shows what a problem child on child abuse is, and why we need to tackle it. But it hopefully also shows that awareness of this issue is rising and that people are more likely to report instances of it to the police.

'Our report was right to put this issue front and centre, because for too long it has gone unreported and not been understood. The Government must work with schools, local authorities, police and voluntary organisations to tackle it.

'In this smartphone age, parents must also play a vigilant role in protecting their children from harmful sexual behaviour and from harmful sexual images that cause damage they are too young to understand.'