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Sharing – A journalist’s guide on what to write — and what not to — when covering child abuse

This is something that, I hope, more journalists will pay attention to, because there really is an important difference between calling something “a relationship with an underage person”, and child sexual abuse, or rape. It matters to be accurate about these things.

But, it’s not just journalists. In 2020 with blogs, social media, forum sites like Reddit, etc. we all have a voice and a platform, however small or large it may be, and how we talk about sexual matters as well. We’d all do well to take a look at the guides being put out by the Pointer Institute on this topic.

https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2020/a-journalists-guide-on-what-to-write-and-what-not-to-when-covering-child-abuse/

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