How The Tabloids Encourage Child
This article will show you how the tabloid newspapers purposely foment
child sex abuse on a massive scale in order to make piles of money from
the plight of child abuse victims. They also fuel violence, murder and
1. The vast majority of child abusers and their victims are intimately related in some
way. The perpetrators are usually family members, family friends or adults
who are closely associated with the victims; e.g. school teachers.
In most cases, therefore, the victims do not see their abusers as
hostile predators. They see them as nice people.
They like them.
This is true in about 95% of cases.
As such, most victims will not want to see their abusers' lives ruined;
especially if, for
example, they see the inappropriate behaviour as harmless and/or pleasant.
And they will not want to see their abusers labelled as 'disgusting
perverts' - as tabloid newspapers tend to portray them.
The upshot is that they are less likely to seek help thanks to the
2. Indeed, most victims would hate to see their intimates vilified
publicly - particularly given that such vilification would undoubtedly
have disastrous consequences for their own families and intimate circles.
For example, the last thing that most victims would want to see is
hostile publicity directed towards their own fathers, uncles or boyfriends
Once again, therefore, the antics of the tabloids are going to reduce
the likelihood that victims seek help.
3. Publicly identifying abusers very often means that the young victims
cannot escape being publicly associated with them. For example, if the
abuser happens to be a family member, then the whole family is,
It must be a deeply unpleasant experience for child victims to have to
face hundreds of schoolmates - on a daily basis - who have learned that
their fathers, uncles etc etc are child abusers.
As such, publicity is most definitely not in the "best interest of the
child" but is, in fact, seriously damaging to the child.
the tabloids are messing up the lives of abused
Putting it bluntly: In order to make money, the tabloids are, once
again, messing up the lives of abused children.
4. Perhaps one of the most disgraceful and disgusting of antics engaged
in by the tabloids is the persistent declaration that a child will
necessarily be "ruined for life" following sexual abuse.
Apart from being untrue, it takes a significant degree of malevolence
to tell children that their lives are now ruined as a result of some
Would you, as parents, ever tell your children that their lives are now
ruined as a result of some incident?
And yet this is what the tabloids keep injecting into the minds of
victims of child abuse.
In other words, children who have already suffered abuse, are then told
by the tabloids (and by everyone else who now believes this nonsense) that they are now permanently damaged beings.
How much more reprehensible can these tabloid editors become?
Surely, to attempt to convince an abused child that his or her life is
now ruined, is such an appalling thing to do, that it should be regarded
as a criminal offence by anyone who cares about our children.
5. The details surrounding child abuse cases as reported in the
tabloids might sound horrifying to some people, but for certain types of
predatory paedophiles they are likely to be exciting. Furthermore, such
details are also likely to arouse inappropriate sexual thoughts in people
whose minds have never previously ventured into such avenues.
The upshot is that, across the country, the likelihood of child abuse
by sexual predators will increase.
the hostile hysteria over child abuse causes
perpetrators to intimidate their victims into silence much more harshly
6. Persistently and purposely raising the hostile hysteria over child
abuse causes perpetrators to intimidate their victims into silence much
more harshly; for the obvious reason that the hostile hysteria makes
them far more fearful of being caught.
In some cases they are so fearful of being caught that they kill their
Indeed, we know from the testimonies of many perpetrators who have
killed their victims that the main reasons for their killings were to
avoid being caught - i.e. by eliminating the witnesses to the events.
In other words, child victims are more severely intimidated or even
killed thanks to the antics of the tabloids.
As such, the behaviour of the tabloids is unconscionable.
7. It is impossible to believe that the hysteria has not deterred
millions of men from engaging in circumstances where children are to be
found - particularly given the appalling manner in which men are treated
following mere accusations.
As a result, men are turning their backs on numerous professions -
teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers, youth workers etc - and they
are also more often avoiding contact with any children.
This increasing alienation is not good for men, women, children or society -
for many reasons.
children also have a civilising effect on men
Amongst others things, this alienation removes the influences of ordinary men on our
growing boys - leaving our boys somewhat abandoned, unguided and, hence,
often anti-social or feral - with similar effects going in both directions
- i.e. children also have a civilising effect on men.
This leaves thousands upon thousands of our children living in
circumstances and neighbourhoods that are completely infested with
anti-social behaviour, violence, crime, drug-taking and inappropriate -
often unprotected - sex. Sometimes an underworld of endless nastiness and
It reduces considerably the likelihood that men will be able
successfully to deal with children, understand them, or be good fathers to
them. After all, how are men supposed to learn anything about children if
they are too scared to relate to them?
It reduces the chances of single mothers being able to find partners
willing to take on their children - or even male friends to help them out
- which means that they often have to cope entirely on their own.
It reduces the likelihood that adults will even notice that children
are being abused; e.g. see
The Damage Caused
by False Accusations.
It reduces the number of adults to whom children can turn should they
ever want to talk privately about an issue concerning abuse. (For example,
if teachers are not close to the children, then the children will not find
them approachable with regard to personal problems.)
It reduces the chances of child porn being reported. (The evidence for
this is clear. After all, who wants to admit to having come across such a
thing in the current climate of hysteria?)
The above factors all increase the incidence of child abuse across the
country, and the tabloids bear significant responsibility for all of them.
young girls who live in homes wherein the tabloids are
read are far more likely to be sexualised at an early age
8. It is surely undeniable that young girls who live in homes wherein
the tabloids are read are far more likely to be sexualised at an early
The Sun and the Daily Mail, for example, are forever lauding and
glamorising women (particularly celebrities) for their sexy attire, the
scantiness of their dress, their lovely skin, their feminine body parts,
their overall shapes and, very often, their lewd behaviours.
The message to the young girls who have this kind of material in their
homes is very clear.
Don't be shy. Be sexy. Wear little clothing. Show yourself off.
And people will love you.
This kind of thing will affect girls of very young age.
Youngsters are always trying to look older and to emulate adults.
Twelve year olds want to be like fourteen year olds, who want to be
like sixteen year olds, who want to be like eighteen year olds.
The upshot is that these young girls are daily encouraged by the
tabloids to behave and dress in a manner that is likely to attract sexual
attention - not only from paedophiles, but from any young men or boys who
happen to encounter them.
Indeed, there is nothing 'perverted' about men and boys finding young
women or girls to be sexually attractive; especially if they encourage
And the tabloids are misleading the public when they are forever
Encouraging young girls to become more attractive
sexually to millions of men - i.e. not just to 'perverts' - results in a
great deal of child abuse
Putting it bluntly: Encouraging young girls to become more attractive
sexually to millions of men - i.e. not just to 'perverts' - results in a
great deal of child abuse and child sexuality throughout the nation.
I do not have any doubt that some objective research in this area would
show that the children of parents who bring such tabloids into their homes
are far more likely to be sexually abused and/or are far more likely to
become sexually active at an earlier age.
As such, parents who bring such newspapers into the home should be
castigated for doing so.
And I think that the government should be funding such research if it
really cares about our children..
Of course, in a free society, one could argue that freedom of speech is
hugely important and that newspapers should be entitled to have their
readers constantly drooling over young (often celebrity) women.
A fair point.
But it does not address the important issue being discussed here - viz,
that these newspapers are increasing the amount of child abuse in the
country by encouraging children to behave sexually.
And their editors should be criticised for this.
The tabloids seem to forget that millions of our
citizens are little things with sensitive minds and immature thought
The tabloids seem to forget that millions of our citizens are little
things with sensitive minds and immature thought processes - beings who
need to be protected from hostile psychological onslaughts and from
temptations to head off into sexual pathways that are difficult to
negotiate - pathways which can often lead to serious problems.
And so these tabloids should not be viewable by impressionable
youngsters, in my view.
For example, they should not be on display in areas frequented by
children, and they should certainly not be brought into homes where young
children can read them.
I am not suggesting that their "freedom of speech" should be curtailed,
merely that it should not be so readily available to our youngsters.
An oft-used but rather weak counter-argument to this view is that, with
the internet, children can seek to access, or stumble upon, such material
with ease, so why point a finger at the tabloids?
But this argument fails in practice.
Firstly, it is not true to say that children cannot be protected by
using filtering software or various other devices that are being
developed. They most certainly can be protected to some significant extent
with these methods.
Secondly, responsible parents can ensure that their children aged, say,
12 and under, do not have the opportunity to roam freely on the internet.
Thirdly, even though some children will seek to access, or stumble
upon, inappropriate material on the internet, this situation is completely
different from them seeing this material lying on the kitchen table on a
regular basis - something which would endorse the 'sexy lifestyle' being
The most popular newspapers in our UK prisons - most
popular also among violent prison inmates and predatory paedophiles - are
9. The most popular newspapers in our UK prisons - most popular also among
violent prison inmates and predatory paedophiles - are the tabloids; with the Sun
being #1 in the UK, judging by what one forever sees inside prisons and on
Police TV shows.
I do not have any doubt that this is something that needs to be looked
at - because it seems to me that the tabloids are far more culpable when
it comes to promoting violence, predatory sexual behaviour and criminality
than is, say, general porn that can be found on the internet.
But, once again, I am not arguing for a clampdown on free speech. On
the contrary, I am saying that we should use our own free speech to
counter the continual purposeful hate-stirring of the tabloid press.
The tabloids are far more interested in making money by persistently
making a fuss about the few perpetrators who get caught, and far less
interested in protecting children.
They strongly discourage the vast majority of victims from
seeking some kind of help by threatening them and their intimate abusers
with publicity and hostility.
They seriously damage further all victims of child abuse by
persistently indoctrinating them with the view that they are now damaged
for life - which is just not true.
They fuel the general public's sexual interest in children and incite
fantasies of child sex in the minds of paedophiles.
They encourage child abusers to intimidate, harm or even kill their
victims in order to silence them.
They cause millions of decent adults to turn their backs on children -
with the effects of this causing numerous problems for children and for
society as a whole.
They go out of their way to sexualise young girls; thus making them -
particularly teenage girls - much more sexually attractive to millions of
Indeed, if they sexualise 50 girls, 500 men will notice them.
The fact that the tabloids are the most popular newspapers
among violent offenders and sex offenders should tell us something.