“The definition of child abuse given by the NSPCC is:
“Child abuse is any action by another person – adult or child – that causes significant harm to a child. It can be physical, sexual or emotional, but can just as often be about lack of love, care and attention (neglect).”
Did you notice anything about that sentence?
There is no mention of age or gender.
A common misconception of child abusers is that they are male strangers, when in fact women, teenagers and other children commit child sex abuse too. “
It’s easy to think you can spot a potential abuser, but if it were easy and they all matched a stereotype, we wouldn’t have nearly as many victims. The fact that it is such a large problem should show us that we don’t know who they are, and shouldn’t take for granted that we do.