- child abuse awareness campaign
‘You make a film to distract people, to interest them, perhaps to make them think, perhaps to help them be a little less naive, a little better than they were.’ - Claude Chabrol
increase in online child abuse during lockdown
Nearly 9m attempts to access child sexual abuse material online were made in the UK last month during the coronavirus lockdown, according to an internet watchdog. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a British charity that identifies child sexual abuse content online, said it had blocked and filtered at least 8.8m attempts by UK internet users to access videos and images of children suffering sexual abuse during April alone. READ ARTICLE
A hotline for reporting suspected child abuse material online had a record month in September, with calls increasing 45%, driven by the shift to working from home and more time spent online, an internet watchdog has said. The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), which identifies child sexual abuse content online, said it processed 15,258 reports from the public in September 2020, a record for the charity and up from 10,514 in September 2019. READ ARTICLE
GASLIGHTING has had over 500,000 online views and over sixty 5 star survivor reviews.
- Stephen Graham
- Molly Edmead
- Hannah Walters & Reggie Beak
- Reggie Beak & Shantell Winsbury
- Seamus O'Neill
- Seamus O'Neill & Millie Winsbury
‘Like being hit in the stomach! As a former victim of abuse along with my three children and my grandson, this abuse needs a light shined on it. It took me three tries to watch it through but I did it for my loved ones. I still have three granddaughters that I hope have never suffered from this type of ab I talked openly about the subject to my children and grandson, it still happened to all of them. But it was me they told, I never spoke of the abuse I suffered until I was in my 30s. I got them into counselling right away and highlighted it was not their fault. That is the take away for me, they told me what had happened! They felt safe to tell me something that was so humiliating. I have to believe it was my talks with them that made them feel comfortable in saying something. This film may make others aware of the signs why these poor innocent children are acting out. I hope that this film is shown in schools, maybe movie theatres before the major movie are shown. It is uncomfortable but turning our heads the other way is only leaving our children at risk! We can't afford to bury our heads in the sand any longer!'
‘Gripping the reality of what DOES actually happen! The reality of what really does go on in our very sick society, I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and I can say that this does happen, in fact on my estate that I grew up on in England, the local paedophile worked with youth in the local youth club, and yet most people knew he was a sex pest, he had been in prison I don't know how many times, for having under age sex with very, very young girls. We must fight as a worldwide society, to bring down the perpetrators, it is the silence of this world, that allows this to happen, where as if we come together in voice, hopefully we will bring the numbers down, as well as the culprits themselves! Let’s work to #stopchildabuse PERIOD!’
‘If you cringed, you're one of the good ones. If this film made you cringe, cover your eyes, gasp or even cry then you are one of the good ones. This movie is a raw depiction about how the system, parents, teachers and caregivers continually fail children who have been abused. I am a survivor of sexual abuse havinggrown up in a cult in America. Sexual abuse shatters the very core of a child. I am a firm supporter of anyone who works with children being required to go through an intensive course on recognizing the signs of sex abuse in children. Anger is not a base emotion. Pain is. Anger is the projection of that emotion. GASLIGHTING is a perfect example of what society must face in order to bring about change in our world. We cannot ignore the horrors that are being wrought upon the most innocent of Earth's inhabitants. These children deserve to have a safe space. Children deserve care, love and protection. I hope that you walk away from this film realizing; that teenager you can't stand, who you think is so horrible, is most likely in even more horrible pain. Beneath their sullen silence, the lashing out, the self-harm and inability to communicate, is a child needing someone to help them know how to handle it and cope through it. We must support them. Thank you for making this film. Thank you for caring. I am a child advocate, proudly and vulnerably telling my sex abuse story. I appreciate you for this work. We need you.'