Pedophilia is typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children (generally age 13 years or younger). The prepubescent child must be at least five years younger than the adolescent before the attraction can be diagnosed as pedophilia.
Pedophilia means any sexual interest in children or the act of child sexual abuse, often termed pedophilic behavior. In Bosnia and Herzegovina there has been an increase in identified pedophilia cases over the last years. „Novi put“ focuses on prevention and awareness raising of this phenomenon.
Child pornography has unfortunately become one of the most spread forms of sexual abuse of children and teenagers. Over the years, misuse of child pornography has reached extreme proportions, requiring multidisciplinary approach to fighting the phenomenon as well as all other forms of sexual exploitation and child abuse. Prevention activities should e focused at national, but also international level, having in mind the fact that exchange of child pornography material has proven to have no boundaries.