The Phenomenon of Sexual Abuse and Privacy Education

Gunes A.

INSAN & TOPLUM-THE JOURNAL OF HUMANITY & SOCIETY, vol.7, no.2, pp.45-70, 2017 (ESCI) identifier


The general definition of sexual abuse is the sexual utulization of individuals with out their consent. It is a legal, moral and religional crime from the beginning dimension of harrassment and exhibitionism to the more tragic dimensions such as pedophilia and incest. Surveys reveal this phenomenon is not underestimated in the society and is gradually increasing. Sexual abuse, especially when it occurs with children, causes great spiritual destruction in the early stages of life. Sexual abuse is a problem of privacy education. It takes advantage of the pshical intimacy. Privacy can be categorized as information, place and physical. The most significant share of increases in sexual abuse incidents as an output of social moral resolution is the deterioration in the perception of privacy and inadequacy of privacy education. A strong privacy education beyond contributing to the reduction of the phenomenon of sexual abuse in the society, creates the facility to humanely live without violating the spiritual limits of others in according to divine comand. The problem of this study is the relationship of sexual abuse to intimacy and its education. In the study before, the situation of sexual abuse in the society and the sources of this problem were determined by research data. After this the general and religious framework of the privacy phenomenon and important principle about privacy education was revealed.