Are you beyond being shocked?

Do you think you are beyond being shocked? I thought I was too, but I’ve just been reading about the “Kentler Project” . For 30 years the authorities in West Berlin intentionally placed homeless children in the care of known paedophiles. Details are re-emerging in the wake of publicity about an enormous police operation getting underway in Germany, perhaps involving up to 30,000 people drawn from German-speaking communities.

I’m not  sure  the UK’s IICSA Enquiry or the 1997 blockbuster “People Like Us” by Sir William Utting ( which, among other things, looked at how poor management systems had allowed paedophiles to infiltrate children’s homes), can match anything like Kentler but that is not saying much as the Rotherham, Rochdale and other cases remind us.

About John Carr

John Carr is one of the world's leading authorities on children's and young people's use of digital technologies. He is Senior Technical Adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International and is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John is now or has formerly been an Adviser to the Council of Europe, the UN (ITU), the EU and UNICEF. John has advised many of the world's largest technology companies on online child safety. John's skill as a writer has also been widely recognised.
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