Child abuse does not know the gender difference!

Experts warn that in a society where only girls are considered to be sexually abused, boys are only 3 percent less likely to be sexually abused than girls.


The experts provided information on the “Neglect and Abuse Prevention Project”, which will be implemented under the leadership of the National Directorate of Education. In addition to the experts, the brochure prepared by the Counseling Research Center (RAM) experts in the scope of the project shares misconceptions and facts about child sexual abuse. According to it;

Children are sexually abused in the breadth of their imagination.

Possible victims are children trying to attract attention, intelligent and attractive girls, children running away from home, neglected children.

Parks, public toilets, secluded roads, dark alleys, empty construction sites are dangerous places!


They don’t usually lie to kids about it. The first rule should be to trust the child.

The victims are girls and boys of all socio-economic and socio-cultural groups.

The scene is usually the child’s immediate environment, such as home, school, the road between home and school. “


Abusers are usually elderly, foreign men, and street-dwelling vagrants.

Only girls are sexually abused.

The child is more likely to be traumatized if the incident occurs on suspicion of sexual harassment.


In 80-95 percent of cases, the offender is between the ages of 20-45, recognized by the victim and married with children.

Not only girls but also boys are sexually abused.

Appropriate and appropriate interventions end abuse and ensure that the child is helped to recover from trauma. “

The description of the experts in the ISTOP project was also very important. In the first session of the introductory meeting, the hall was full, as is always the case in such meetings, with participants leaving the hall after protocol during the break. They haven’t seen much of the important information …

Gendarmerie Coast Guard Academy University faculty member in the second session of the program. Gulsin Orhan “The Multifaceted Method of Neglect and Abuse”; Jeanne Chetintas Gundogan, manager of the Castell Child Support Center, provided information on “Prevention of Abuse and the Process after Reporting” …

46 percent of children are victims of crime, victims of torture!

Dr. Gulsin Orhan said that between 2005 and 2019, 46.1 percent of the 511,247 children who were victims of crime were abused, according to TUIK data.

Gulsin Orhan points out the importance of believing in the child and telling the truth in case of abuse.

Orhan says:

“Sometimes in long-term therapy, adults aged 35-40 talk about the abuse they experienced as children. Psychiatrists receive these notifications.

Children at the age of 15-18 can say, why they could not say at an early age, it is necessary to pay attention. Children are considered to be adults who do everything right.

As she grows older she realizes that what she felt was abuse. Abused children and adolescents feel lonely and angry at adults who cannot protect themselves from abusers. “

Gulsin Orhan explained that pictures of children could prove in court with examples that young children could explain abuse through pictures.

It is mandatory to give notice to the prosecutor or law office

And he said:

“I do not want to report this to law enforcement, it is not enough to say that I will report it to the Child Monitoring Center. The Child Monitoring Center is not receiving notifications. It is necessary to inform the police, prosecutor’s office, law enforcement officers.

The child needs to be restrained from repeatedly talking about abuse. Repetition of child abuse can result in change of expression and information that is not in memory can enter memory.

The less the child says, the better. If there is a reasonable suspicion, the reporter is not criminally liable. Eighty percent of child abuse is based on the child’s statement without a thorough investigation.

If you do not report abuse is repeated. Because abusers are not punished, they can abuse others. The baby may die. First priority reporting, speed is important. In childhood, material discoveries quickly disappear. “

“If you ignore abuse, you will be judged!”

If not unannounced, then the blasphemy that followed is Orhan. “When the boy was giving his statement to the prosecutor, I told my teacher or this person.” He also warned that a case would be filed against him for not reporting..

Orhan said the person who is talking should be very careful when he starts talking about child abuse.If you say, “Really, the child will have an opinion that you will not believe. The child’s speech should be taken with a non-judgmental, neutral, neutral facial expression. Says

98 percent batu men!

Zeynep etintaş, a child development specialist and family therapist, noted that the risks of child neglect and abuse should be considered in advance:

“When it comes to abuse, the first thing that comes to mind is girls. However, the difference in torture between girls and boys is only 3 percent. However, 98 percent of the perpetrators are boys.

Abusers are always considered active, aggressive people. However, 80 percent of them are normal looking, even introverted, calm people. “

Jeanne Satinatus “We have to take the statement of child abuse as the basis. We encounter those who create stories. But if he makes up a story about it, that kid has a problem. Says

Etintaş touched a very important point:

“Ten years ago, we used to say that there was substance abuse and abuse in this or that neighborhood of Bursa. We knew. When we talk about family, we mean poor, uneducated people.

Our children are now at risk. There is abuse at every socio-economic level. I think social media is also effective in this regard. ”

‘Don’t post pictures of kids on social media!

Etintaş noted that it is not appropriate to post pictures of children aged 0-6 on social media.
He explained that in abusive families, abuse occurred while bathing and sleeping and that it could occur outside the home, in the vicinity of school:

“Abuse is done in such secrecy that the child is warned and cannot share it with anyone …”

Cetintaş, who gave heartbreaking examples of domestic violence, drew attention to the importance of privacy education:

“The child is being abused on social media. She shares her picture. Children should be taught not to speak. 60% of child abuse occurs on social media.

There were 5.6 times more cases of abuse than 10 years ago. The child should learn not to share on social media. The child needs to be taught privacy. Children need to memorize phone and home addresses when calling in a difficult situation.

Parents who bathe young children must be the same person. From the age of two or three, children who start talking should be taught not to go inside when their parents are in the toilet; The baby should sleep in his own bed. ”

Çetintaş noted that family structure is very important in cases of abuse. “Child abuse is less in families where there is love and respect for each other.” Says

Zeynep Çetintaş also warns of reports of abuse:

When he talked about child abuse, he said, “I know that guy, he’ll never do it, it doesn’t mean that!” We are obliged to inform. When the boy says I told the teacher he didn’t do anything, the prosecutor starts an investigation.

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