Television New Zealand
August 27 1993
Reporter: Philip Smith
Child abuse issues recent publicity is making some parents
paranoid about their relationship with their children, but counsellors say
publicity should not change active parenting.
0:00 (LCT) MONTAGE empty children's
roundabout, Peter Ellis, Michael Jackson, Joanna Paul presenter of
"Scared Silent", all at centre of child abuse issues receiving
publicity which in turn is making some parents paranoid about their
relationships with their children.
REPORTER Philip Smith to CAMERA re backlash from parents mainly fathers.
GVs unidentified children in playground V/O callers on Newstalk 1ZB re
frightened and guilty to touch daughters, don't trust anybody.
MCU "Leslie Centre, Child and Family Counselling" sign.
PAN to MS EXT centre who say publicity should not change the way a parent
approaches his or her child.
I/V Ian Lambie, clinical psychologist re child abuse involves sexual
gratification and gaining power and control, which is different from normal
MCUs empty roundabout in playground.
I/V Ian Lambie re really important men continue to be actively involved in