Children have contacted Kripos about abuse

NCIS at Bryn in OsloNCIS at Bryn in Oslo.Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB scanpix

Children have made first contact to Kripos about sexual abuse after seeing the campaign “Not all secrets must be kept.”

Kripos informed that information has come to the police through various channels, and that in some cases has now had personalized questions. Kripos has also been approached by adults who say they are only now able to talk about abuse they suffered as children.

– It is difficult to measure the full impact of such a campaign, but we are very pleased to have reached out to so many people.

Most important is the specific feedback we are receiving about children having dared to speak out as a result of the campaign, says press officer Ida Dahl Nilssen.

The campaign’s main target group was children aged between 10 and 14 years old, and the goal has been to get more children to talk about abuse and thus help more people to stop the abuse which has earlier taken place.

There are children in this age group who are more likely to tell about abuse to a friend or girlfriend, but without the information going further.

The campaign lasted from August 28 to September 11 and has mainly taken place on social media. Some of the films on Facebook were seen by over 1 million users.

Kripos estimates that through ads on Facebook and Instagram it has reached out to over 285,000 boys and girls under 17 years old.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today