Media consistently fails to mention the importance of prevention

Categories: Misc, News and Events, Other, Our Perspective

We monitor the headlines and while it is disturbing reading at least 10 national headlines every day related to CSA, we know the numbers of children out there being abused each day is significantly greater.  We also know that the media has largely failed to combine the important message of prevention and what responsible adults can do to protect children with stories of abuse.  There is a huge opportunity for the media to play an important role in consistently including prevention tips in news stories – we need to be focused on making abuse stop.  A recent study commissioned by the Ms. Foundation and performed by the Berkeley Media Studies Group confirms these important points with respect to the current state of the media coverage of child sexual abuse.  Read about the study here.

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