The biggest danger to children comes from the home and from people who know them. That's a fact. The smallest danger to children is a predator on the internet. I feel like Father Ted explaining small and far away to Father Dougal using pictures of cows. More importantly, why is abuse always thought of as sexual? Physical and mental abuse are far more prevalent and often prove fatal. 'So you were beaten to within an inch of your life, but did he TOUCH you? . What of those disciplinarians who move in on young families and enforce inhumane regimes? Those who think they can break a child's will by beating them or locking them up? Is it OK to thrash a child, but not hug them?
Abuse comes in many forms, but only sexual abuse grabs the headlines. As if dissecting the graphic details of a 40 year old grope will somehow help those children who are suffering today. Those children going home to empty larders, empty cupboards and parents pushed to breaking point. Or how about those refugee children desperately in need of safe home for themselves and their families?