STOP – Stop child abuse through effective training and augmented reality
STOP aims to fight child abuse and exploitation of young people by offering an innovative learning methodology to youth workers about sex abuse prevention.
Grant Agreement Number: 2019-2-HR01-KA205-061028
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 12/2019 – 01/2022
Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children are particularly serious forms of crime. They produce long-term physical, psychological and social harm to the victims and its persistence undermines the core values of a modern society relating to the special protection of children and trust in relevant state institutions.
According to UNESCO, almost 120 million girls worldwide have experienced forced intercourse/sexual act or any form of intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. Moreover, international studies (Barth et al.) reveal that approximately 20% of women and 5-10% of men report having been victim of sexual violence as children.
Fighting these crimes is very difficult, as children are vulnerable and often ashamed and afraid to report this kind of incidents.
STOP aims to fight child abuse and exploitation of young people (9-18 years old) by offering an innovative learning methodology to youth workers about sex abuse prevention, based on an augmented reality game. This will be the first project to combine augmented reality and a serious-game approach to the development of professional training and bystander intervention for child abuse.