RECOMMENDATION 85

Part: 
Three
Chapter: 
3

A multi-media educational campaign should be developed which increases family and community awareness regarding child sexual exploitation through the production and use of child pornography.

Discussion

A multi-media program should inform families and communities of the materials and seduction techniques used by child pornographers and pedophile offenders. The child pornographer or pedophile offender may befriend a potential victim, buy him or her gifts, or take the child on trips. Pedophile offenders or child pornographers may also volunteer their services to be near children in activities such as sports, daycare centers, schools or camps. Because of this seduction process, a child victim's sexual encounters with a pedophile molester may never seem traumatic.[690] The subtle manner in which they abuse their victims necessitates a heightened awareness on the part of children and their parent. While parents or other adult caretakers may be uncomfortable in posing questions about sexuality to their child, parents may be more receptive to a trained professional who candidly answers such questions.[691] Each of these programs should list individuals or services in the community where parents or children may seek information or assistance. These facilities should incorporate a variety of social services as well as the availability of legal advice. They should also assemble information as to agencies which provide particular types of assistance.[692]

Notes

  1. Miami Hearing, Vol.II, Ulrich Schoettle, p.225-S.
  2. Id. at 239.
  3. This list should include information about the following agencies and services:
    • Child protective service agencies
    • Law enforcement agencies (particularly special juvenile or sex crimes unit)
    • Child abuse treatment referral systems
    • Rape crisis treatment systems
    • Specific child sex abuse treatment programs