Tourists coming to Cambodia are aware of some forms of child ex*ploitation but many do not understand that seemingly innocent interactions with children could make the youngsters more vulnerable to sexual abuse, a new study by World Vision has found. Researchers, who spoke to visitors to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, found that while some tourists considered “sex tourists” to be the most likely to exploit children, “fewer tourists were aware of the multi-faceted nature of abuse and the fact that different tourist behaviors (such as giving money to begging children or ‘orphanage tourism’) could also leave children and young
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