'Virtual kidnapping' is on the rise: Here's how to protect your family

'Virtual kidnapping' is on the rise: Here's how to protect your family

Virtual kidnapping happens when scammers research people on social media and find phone numbers. So say ‘If you have my kid, tell my kid to tell me the secret code word.’ Most of the time if it’s a scam they are not going to know the secret code word,” Payton said.

Why Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Don't Disclose

Why Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Don't Disclose

There are many reasons for this denial, one of the most significant is that victims don’t want to face the pain, fear and shame that comes with admitting that they were sexually abused.

Calling a Bluff in the Buff

Calling a Bluff in the Buff

Savage implored Bezos to release the pics, and trigger a national “coming out nude day,” called “ Jeff Bezos Day ,” in order to protect other, less powerful people, from such blackmail and shame in the future.

The United States Imposed Laws on Bullies, But is That Enough?

The United States Imposed Laws on Bullies, But is That Enough?

These laws intend to ensure children feel safe in their educational environment – free from harassment and discrimination. These laws intend to ensure children feel safe in their educational environment – free from harassment and discrimination.

How Do Serial Child Molesters Hope to Get Away with It?

How Do Serial Child Molesters Hope to Get Away with It?

But even granting that some people are willing to take enormous risks if they think they’ll get away with their misconduct—how exactly does a pedophile expect to control what a child reveals, either now or in the future? The recently-arrested physician assistant reportedly ended his abuse of the victim sometime in 2001.

How Denial and Victim Blaming Keep Sexual Assault Hidden

How Denial and Victim Blaming Keep Sexual Assault Hidden

Perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence are effective at blaming their victims, and many feel deep shame for allowing the abuse to occur, being in the wrong place, or not getting away.

What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Grooming

What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Grooming

In the third stage of sexual grooming, the abuser works to gain the trust of the victim, their guardian(s) and the community so that they can engage in the abuse without detection.

Man caught masturbating in front of five-year-old in Perth Kmart toy aisle

Man caught masturbating in front of five-year-old in Perth Kmart toy aisle

In March this year, at The Square Mirrabooka shopping centre, the same man was again drunk, wandering the aisles of Kmart.

Psychology Today

Psychology Today

Anatomy of Violence, a film directed by Deepa Mehta, takes viewers on an emotional journey, illustrating how we create perpetrators of violence against women. Mehta made the film after hearing about the gang rape of Jyoti Singh in Delhi, India.

Fraud in the Family

Fraud in the Family

With an understanding of how family fraud and financial abuse can happen, and the factors that can make an elder vulnerable, let’s take a look at some steps seniors can take to protect themselves, and ways that family members can watch out risks to parents and other older relatives.