Please pray for an end to sexual violence and abuse to pupils by pupils in the same school or social group. Children are sharing stories online of a rape culture where abnormal behaviour is now normalised. Soma Sara has set up a website, ‘Everyone's Invited’, for children to report sexual abuse and harassment. So far 11,000+ incidents have been reported. Police blamed a ‘high consumption of pornographic material. There's an erosion of understanding as to what normal sexual relationships look like. We are normalising sexual violence and have a real problem here’ said the National Police Chiefs' Council lead on child protection. A police helpline will be set up to ‘investigate allegations which are of a criminal nature’. The trivialisation of sexism and misogyny is a gateway to rape and sexual assault.
11,000+ incidents of school abuse reportedWritten by David Fletcher 01 Apr 2021
- Pray: for police, parents and teachers to provide support, protection and advice to those reporting abuse, and for the children to be empowered to call out bad behaviour. (Proverbs 22:6)
- More: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56558487