kiddie porn

what do you think when you hear the word “kiddie porn”?

you’re probably disgusted. however, you also hear the words “kiddie” (sounds a bit like “kitten”, doesn’t it?) and “porn”, which is an abbreviation of “pornography”, an abbreviation that does not only make the word sound shorter but also somehow abbreviates the whole idea. the little word “porn” has a bit of a recreational connotation. golf, tennis, porn. so somewhere lurking in the term “kiddie porn”, on a subconscious level, is a little fun recreation with something cute like a kitten. the term “kiddie porn” masks what’s really going on.

let’s try another term, then. how about: “brutal, ongoing sexual exploitation of children”?

30% of them under the age of 5.

20% under the age of 3.

20% of “kiddie porn” involves the brutal, ongoing sexual exploitation of children younger than 3 years old.

let’s just let that sink in for a moment.

why “ongoing”? because this brutal exploitation often goes on for years and years. those who investigate these crimes, trying to find out where the children live whose sad pictures are freely passed around on the internet, say that they can see these children grow up, to 5, to 7, to 9 years old. the reason for that is, as in many other forms of violence, that 70-80% of perpetrators are well known to the children; half of them are family.

these aren’t missing children per se. they are children who live a “normal” life, with “normal” families. the kid goes to school or daycare, the family goes to church, the parents are often professionals. what the child misses is not family life but childhood.

“the predators are us, they are among us, they are not monsters – they are comprehensible,” stated julian sher, who was interviewed on CBC radio one yesterday and wrote one child at a time: the global fight to rescue children from online predators.
i don’t flinch easily when it comes to tales of human suffering and acknowledging that, sadly, we are much more capable of evil than we’d like to admit. but even i want to avert my eyes and ears when i hear this: “the predators are us.”

yet, as long as we see these predators as “them,” seemed to be the argument, we can’t do much about the problem. we have a lower chance of catching them because we’ll tend to exclude as possible perpetrators all those who are “like us” – for example, concretely, we keep on telling our children to be wary of strangers but still encourage them to blindly trust everyone they know. the best way to curb this horrible crime is to empower our children, was another message. to inculcate a deeply-felt sense in them that their body and mind are theirs.

another problem, says ottawa psychiatrist dr. john bradford, who advocates a public health model to deal with this issue, is that the perpetrators-as-monsters model leads to a tendency of low-grade to no treatment once perpetrators are in prison. he claims that child porn producers and purveyors, if properly treated, have a very low recidivism rate.

since most convicted perpetrators do not stay in prison indefinitely, this is a big concern. do we want to punish the monsters and then release them to start all over again, or do we want to successfully treat mentally and emotionally sick people whose threat to children is then dramatically reduced?

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24 thoughts on “kiddie porn

  1. george

    i cant belive that people would do something like this and its nigh impossible to catch them because the kids are so young

  2. george

    i cant belive that people would do something like this and its nigh impossible to catch them because the kids are so young

  3. azizi

    i stumble across this site..dunno whether it’s legal…can anybody check them out?… it’s called playtoymagazine … they claim to be a modeling agency…the pics says otherwise..

  4. azizi

    i stumble across this site..dunno whether it’s legal…can anybody check them out?… it’s called playtoymagazine … they claim to be a modeling agency…the pics says otherwise..

  5. Miranda

    I can’t believe people would even want to check those kinds of sites out!! I am in college and doing a project on this and its amazing what you really come across these days…poor children!!

  6. Miranda

    I can’t believe people would even want to check those kinds of sites out!! I am in college and doing a project on this and its amazing what you really come across these days…poor children!!

  7. Jennifer

    There are too many willing parents who exploit their children in hopes of “showing them off”. So many times, they are doing this to impress others, when they are just exposing their kids to other people’s temptation. Parents watch out!!

  8. Jennifer

    There are too many willing parents who exploit their children in hopes of “showing them off”. So many times, they are doing this to impress others, when they are just exposing their kids to other people’s temptation. Parents watch out!!

  9. Leo

    First off, I’d like to agree that everything you are saying is true… it is truly despicable what some people would do to a child in the spirit of their own interests.

    Your proposed solution — teaching our children that their minds and bodies are their sole property — is a solid strategy, and one I would encourage any parent to implement. We must remember, however, that on the flipside of such “mind and body empowerment” for a child is the idea that the child alone is able to choose who gets to touch their body and where. Are you prepared to respect your child’s judgment should he decide to let someone into his pants?

    This dilemma, that of the bodily rights of the child, is at the center of the child sexuality issue today and it defines many of the problems that we have in putting an end to these atrocities. As long as sexual contact is understood by the child as “bad,” children will feel shame and guilt over the sexual contacts that they have had, forced or otherwise, and will be obliged to heed the advice of their abusers — to keep such contacts in the dark — as little secrets that will protect them from the retribution of other adults in their lives.

    The sad part is that these other adults truly do care for the welfare of the child and would seek only to insulate him from the great harm that an abusive relationship could cause.

    Only after we have shed this cruel dichotomy of thought — that children have dominion over their bodies but not the freedom to consent — will we be able to openly examine our child’s relationships and eliminate the harmful ones. As long as we are confusing our children by presenting this mixed message, they will have an incentive to hide these harmful relationships.

  10. Leo

    First off, I’d like to agree that everything you are saying is true… it is truly despicable what some people would do to a child in the spirit of their own interests.

    Your proposed solution — teaching our children that their minds and bodies are their sole property — is a solid strategy, and one I would encourage any parent to implement. We must remember, however, that on the flipside of such “mind and body empowerment” for a child is the idea that the child alone is able to choose who gets to touch their body and where. Are you prepared to respect your child’s judgment should he decide to let someone into his pants?

    This dilemma, that of the bodily rights of the child, is at the center of the child sexuality issue today and it defines many of the problems that we have in putting an end to these atrocities. As long as sexual contact is understood by the child as “bad,” children will feel shame and guilt over the sexual contacts that they have had, forced or otherwise, and will be obliged to heed the advice of their abusers — to keep such contacts in the dark — as little secrets that will protect them from the retribution of other adults in their lives.

    The sad part is that these other adults truly do care for the welfare of the child and would seek only to insulate him from the great harm that an abusive relationship could cause.

    Only after we have shed this cruel dichotomy of thought — that children have dominion over their bodies but not the freedom to consent — will we be able to openly examine our child’s relationships and eliminate the harmful ones. As long as we are confusing our children by presenting this mixed message, they will have an incentive to hide these harmful relationships.

  11. joy

    i agree with all of your comments this is horrible and i belive that the people who do this should be put be hind bars that is why when i get older i am going to start a business that puts kiddie porn makers behind bars

  12. joy

    i agree with all of your comments this is horrible and i belive that the people who do this should be put be hind bars that is why when i get older i am going to start a business that puts kiddie porn makers behind bars

  13. Mr RS

    Keeping a child in the dark of these evil going ons, will only put that child more at harms way.

    People, should tell their children that these type of things goes on.
    Not like in an adult conversation, but in a way the child can understand.

    Yet by the time they are ten, most kids these days, in Western countries know a little about sex and pornography, so telling them at this age is way to late.

    Remember people, these so called perpetrators, where once children them selfs.

    The modern civalisation, has an odd way in trying to pretect their youth, in telling them lies, such as “ theres no such thing as monsters “ and so on, when clearly there are.

    Tribal peoples, do not do this, they tell their youth of the horrible things that can happen to a person of such a young age and size.

    We should do the same.

    China has school sessions where such advice is given out to kids as young as four and five years old, by the time they are ten, they know as much as an adult in such things and are more than likely to be able to defend them selfs against such things.

    Thats why in China in 2007 there where only three such acts stoped.

    In the USA, the so called Land of the Free, there where over 1.500.

    I KNOW…..People might say we should be putting more focuse on the police, fbi, mi5 and what ever law inforcment in to stopping this from taken place in the first place.

    There are not enough of these agencies that can handle the amount of kp that is out there.

    In say one city alone, lets say London, there maybe over 1000 pedos at it in one day alone, all over the city and with over 15 million homes and a further 25 million other buildings, sheds, garages, warehouses and so on in the city, theres no way, that the police etc know where to start.

    Do you ?

    I think teaching kids at an early age is the best defence against such things happenning to them in later life.

    Yes three years old, mmmm, not easy to teach these things to kids that age, so in that case, people ( parents ) should be more realistic, as to say to them selfs that anyone could be a perpetrator.

    That’s not to say to keep everyone away from that child, as if this happened, that child would be classed as being abused as well.

    That child might grow up as a loner and this may get them to seek out and do the same thing as these perpetrators are doing, as at an early age in their lives they had no interaction among other kids or adults, so now they are seeking to forfill their childhood again, as an adult, which can lead to sigerations.

    An till the child knows what goes on in the world, they will be the PREY and will not be able to defend them selfs.

    Please comment.

  14. isabella mori

    i have no way of knowing what happened with tribal people; i suspect they had their share of problems. as for china – well, we know that they like to keep things hush-hush, so i wouldn’t trust their statistics.

    i believe you’re right in pointing out the problems with very young children, 3-year-olds, for example. and again, the biggest problem is that many of the perpetrators are parents or close relatives. they themselves would have little motivation in teaching their children that their bodies belong to them!

    that’s one of the other reasons why i think it’s very important to bring this out in the open for everyone so that those who are afflicted with pedophilia can bring their urges under control. if these people always have to live under a dark rock, they certainly won’t come out to get help.

  15. blogging make money

    I have always thought about this , the whole candy coated kiddie porn title makes me sick to my stomach as well knowing how and what theses A** holes do to these children . My god daughter was molested by her step father and then he denied it all . It makes me sick to think about it and these men and women need to be stopped , just because there lives are screwed up doesn’t mean they have to mess with these innocent babies . Leave them alone .

  16. dzefro

    hey guys,

    i would like to learn some news about such disgrace human kind has produced.

    please help me gather more information so that we humans at the right mind would be able to write more details to prevent this child pronography and sex trafficing all over the world put to an end.

  17. tyard

    I agree with everything. These people can’t be mentally… correct. What sucks for me is that during the night i was looking for more info, and I think I clicked into and FBI trap. Probably stupid of me to actually click into a site, but my brain was tired. God It’ll be scary if they come…

  18. Jeddy

    A country has no moral ground to condemn kiddie porn when its soldiers killing and raping children in other countries. All these things are sick. The first thing to do is bring back the soldiers from wherever they are fighting, killing hundreds of children, raping those who are alive. The truth is soldiers have been given the right to commit such atrocities because they have to win a war by any means possible.

  19. ch

    i think its pretty frkn disgusting. i tried to find a blogging forum to protest against kiddie porn about 5min. ago. and instead wat came up was an actual site. i was shocked. its not right and needs to end. then about 2min ago i tried again and a investigator site to prevent it came up. but instead of helping me protest it…it frikn took my computer info and said it recorded my name and email. how do i protest w/o being mistaken for some wierdo.i have 3kids of my own. and am trying to support a cause. not trying to be labeled as one of the people im trying to help stop

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