Browsing: Child Abuse


‘Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought ‘why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades—and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits—so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball.

She started letting John play different educational games on his iPad. Eventually, he discovered Minecraft, which the technology teacher assured her was “just like electronic Lego.” Remembering how much fun she had as a child building and playing with the interlocking plastic blocks, Susan let her son Minecraft his afternoons away.’

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Police are under fire over a “ Rotherham style ” abuse scandal in a town dubbed the child sex capital of Britain.

Officers are accused of taking too long to probe allegations contained in files stretching to 150 pages.

It is claimed reports of grooming in Telford, Shrops, were logged incorrectly and not taken seriously enough despite an earlier probe that led to seven men being jailed in 2012.

Read more: Shocking abuse scandal in town dubbed ‘child sex capital of Britain’

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‘A 12-year-old boy with severe learning disabilities was forced “under extreme duress” by his school officials to write a false confession that he is a member of ISIS and a terrorist who intends to detonate a bomb, his family charged in a lawsuit filed against a Long Island middle school earlier this month. According to the plaintiffs, the child was targeted because he is a Muslim of Pakistani national origin, first bullied by his classmates and then criminalized by the administrators entrusted to protect him.

According to the complaint, which was filed in federal court against the East Islip, New York school district and key officials, Nashwan Uppal has a “known social, language and learning disability” that includes “severely impaired language skills” and “significant weaknesses” in cognitive development.’

Read more: New York School Accused of Forcing Learning-Disabled Muslim Child to Sign False Oath of Loyalty to ISIS


‘A Republican official’s protest at a Donald Trump event in Austin, Texas Tuesday stirred up allegations that the presidential candidate raped a 13-year-old model he met while partying with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Wearing a jester’s hat and holding up a sign which read “Trump is a child rapist,” Travis County GOP chairman Rob Morrow stood outside the theater where Trump was filming a town hall with Sean Hannity of Fox News.’

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‘A one-year-old boy was prescribed antidepressants by Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), it has emerged.
NHS Tayside in Dundee, Scotland, prescribed the medication to the child in 2014, according to figures obtained by the Dundee Evening Telegraph.

The Trust prescribed anti-depressants to 450 children over a five-month period between January and May this year.’

Read more: One year-old boy in Scotland prescribed antidepressants on NHS


‘The Church of England explicitly warned bishops not to apologize fully, if at all, to sex abuse victims to avoid being sued, it has been revealed.
Legal advice seen by the Telegraph marked “strictly confidential,” circulated among the most senior bishops, told them to “express regret” to sexual abuse victims by only using approved wording.

“Because of the possibility that statements of regret might have the unintended effect of accepting legal liability for the abuse, it is important that they are approved in advance by lawyers, as well as diocesan communications officers (and, if relevant, insurers),” the report says.’

Read more: Church of England told bishops not to apologize to sex abuse victims


‘A peeping-tom teacher found by his pupils half-naked and tied to his chair kept his job despite years of complaints to three successive headmasters, according to a report by an independent investigator.
Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, was jailed for three-and-a-half years for filming pupils naked over a period of 17 years at the prestigious Clifton College in Bristol.

He taught German and was a house master responsible for the welfare of hundreds of teenagers at the leading public school, which charges its pupils £33,000 (US$43,000) a year.’

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