''Bad touch'' (pedophilia) – the stolen innocence of a child.The analysis of the phenomenon and the forms of aid offered to pedophiles' victims in Poland

Adamczyk, Barbara (2016) ''Bad touch'' (pedophilia) – the stolen innocence of a child.The analysis of the phenomenon and the forms of aid offered to pedophiles' victims in Poland. Вісник Житомирського державного університету імені Івана Франка (1 (83)). pp. 3-9. ISSN 2076-6173

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Abstract

Pedophilia is a deviant form of hurting children which is growing worldwide and in Poland. From a social perspective, it is a kind of sexual deviation, as it destroys the child's dignity and innocence, leaving irrevocable psychological and physical damage in its wake. Victims of sexual abuse experience disgrace, shame and fear; they hide in the shadow of their tragedy and build a wall of silence, which separates them from normal functioning in a society. That is why pedophilia will never be socially approved, and each instance of child sexual abuse is stigmatized in mass media. The aim of the article is to analyze subject literature devoted to pedophilia and the forms of support offered to its victims in Poland. Scientific considerations devoted to the ethiopathogenesis of pedophilia, its traumatic consequences for the victim and preventive and correctional measures contribute both to a public discussion and to pedagogical practices. Three areas are recommended: 1) an integrated system of preventive activities aimed at protection of children and teenagers against pedophiles' acts, 2) development and implementation of a national preventive programme in this area for students of primary, junior and high schools, and 3) systematic workshops for teachers and parents directed at preventive measures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedophilia; pedophile, victim of sexual abuse, ethiopathogenesis of pedophilia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Depositing User: Руслана Іщук
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2016 13:39
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2016 13:39
URI: http://eprints.zu.edu.ua/id/eprint/21927

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