Schools sports and grooming: Why is this such a widespread issue?

As many as one in three children, in fact, fall prey to opportunistic adults…

Too many stories of school sports coaches taking advantage of their positions are making headlines. If the headlines are to be believed, it would appear that the sexual abuse of children is widespread in schools and sports institutions throughout South Africa… but is it really – and why?

Luke Lamprecht, Head of Advocacy: Women and Men Against Child Abuse, tells Parent24 that we don’t have any idea of how widespread the problem is, primarily due to the lack of disclosure.