Child Abuse

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Inside the Organization That Rids the Internet of Child Sex Abuse

We visited the headquarters of the Internet Watch Foundation, whose analysts are tasked with searching out and identifying child sexual abuse images and videos.
Michael Segalov

A Woman Went to Prison After Her Baby's Dad Was Accused of Child Abuse

"I gotta be strong for my babies," she said from jail.
Roxanna Asgarian
child marriage

The Teenager Fighting Against Child Marriage in Bangladesh

Though her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn't marry at 13, Meghla managed to get out of it. Now, she helps to prevent other child marriages from happening.
Tim Geyer

The Idyllic Restaurant Chain Owned by a Homophobic, Racist, Child-Beating Cult

They don't exactly advertise their beliefs on the menus.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete

How Do You Know if Your Neighbors Are Torturing Their Kids?

After 13 siblings were found badly malnourished and shackled to their beds in California, it's worth thinking about what to watch out for—and how to help.
Lauren Lee White

What Happens Next to the 13 'Tortured' California Kids Who Escaped Their Parents?

Shackled to beds and malnourished by allegedly abusive parents who homeschooled them, the Turpin siblings are free. We asked experts how they move on.
Lauren Lee White

How Christian Reform Schools Get Away with Brutal Child Abuse

Thanks to the legacy of a Texas pastor named Lester Roloff—and a glaring lack of oversight from state and local authorities—religious "schools" for troubled teens often operate with impunity.
Nile Cappello

What It's Like to Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs

According to a number of studies, around two-thirds of problematic drug users report childhood physical or sexual abuse. These figures need to be taken seriously.
JS Rafaeli
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No, the LAPD Is Not Going After Brad Pitt for Child Abuse

UPDATE: The FBI is reportedly investigating.
VICE Staff

How Childhood Trauma Can Contribute to Developing Cancer as an Adult

A landmark study from the 90s had identified the consequences of adverse childhood experiences on adult health. But today, it's still not used enough in clinical practice.
Dustin Grinnell

​These Bikers Want to Help Kids Confront Their Abusers

From offering mood-boosting bike rides to showing up to legal proceedings, the Montreal chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse step in to support victims of mental, physical, or sexual abuse.
Brigitte Noël

Canada's Vigilante Pedophile Hunters Say They're Now Working with the FBI

Justin Payne—a construction worker turned pedophile hunter—has teamed up with a university professor, and they have a new approach.
Manisha Krishnan