A new global research review published by Cochrane: summary of findings
Cochrane have published a literature review of the evidence on what works in school-based education programmes that aim to improve students' protective behaviours and knowledge about sexual abuse prevention.
The review found that school-based prevention programmes did increase children’s knowledge of how to keep themselves safe from sexual abuse. However, the authors highlighted that everyone in society still has a responsibility to keep children safe and children are never to blame for abuse. One way of helping to achieve this would be to deliver programmes as part of wider community initiatives promoting the safety of children.