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An Aussie kid is sexually assaulted every two hours - scary stats

STARTLING new data from child protection group Bravehearts has revealed that every two hours an Australian child is sexually abused.

Figures from Bravehearts research have also shown that one in five children will be sexually harmed in some way by the time they turn 18 years old - that is almost 60,000 children each year.

Bravehearts is calling on people to get involved in White Balloon Day to help raise awareness about child protection.

Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston said it was the nation's responsibility to prevent sexual abuse against children. Read more

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