Everyday Victim Blaming

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A How Not To Guide on Teaching Children about Internet Safety

The video ‘The Dangers of Social Media” by Coby Persin has gone viral with 29 million hits. Supposedly, this video was created to teach parents how easy it is for a pedophile to groom a teenage girl. Instead, it’s a how to manual on publicly shaming and blaming three teenage girls. We won’t be linking […]

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Home Office blames girls for their sexual exploitation in new guidelines.

We’ve been reading the new Home Office guidance¬†Injunctions to Prevent Gang-Related Violence and Gang-Related Drug Dealing. Some of it¬†comes under the ‘stating the obvious’ rubric, particularly in relation to ensure that injunctions do not put people at further risk and protecting anonymity of witnesses and even those being served with the injunction when applicable. At […]

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Police Scotland Online Safety Training: Factually Wrong & Inappropriate Language

I attended a workshop by Police Scotland on online safety. I was under the impression that it was aimed at arming parents with skills to talk to their children about online safety. Instead, it was full of inappropriate language and some fairly surprising factual inaccuracies. Within the first five minutes, we were given misinformation about […]

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