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BLOG - Reporting on paedophilia needs to strike the right tone between awareness and scaremongering

Sensationalist and stereotyped reporting of sex offenders will not help us to comprehend their behaviour - instead it actually makes it harder to protect children, argues BASW's press officer in the Huffington Post.
 
BASW member Janet Foulds also raises concerns that concerned that media reporting that demonises offenders and brands them "evil" can also have a very harmful effect on how victims perceive themselves. 
 
Read the blog Paeodophiles: the ordinary monsters hiding in plain sight in full here