Government Launches National Campaign To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

The Australian Government have launched a national campaign which aims to prevent child sexual abuse. 

The $22.4 million ‘One Talk at a Time’ campaign is the first of its kind to be released across the country. 

The new campaign is targeting adults who have an active role in a child’s life and encourages them to initiate preventative conversations about child sexual abuse. 

‘One Talk at a Time’ will continue to be streamed across mainstream media and online until mid 2024. 

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The introduction of the campaign follows a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. 

Attorney General Mark Dreyfus said the campaign is being supported by both survivors and child safety experts. 

“The Australian Government is committed to preventing and responding to child sexual abuse in all settings, and supporting victims and survivors,” he said in a statement.

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“Every child and young person has the right to be safe from child sexual abuse, and it is our collective responsibility to protect them, 

“I am particularly proud this campaign has received support from victims and survivors, their advocates and child safety experts, many of whom worked with the Australian Government to inform the development of the campaign.”

The campaign was created to encourage open dialogue between guardians and children about the dangers of child sexual abuse to prevent future crimes against children and to arm children with the tools they need to recognise troubling behaviours. 

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