While establishing the theory as to why these statement are true is important - there is greater benefit in simply knowing what to do to increase protection of the children
Conditions people are more likely to intervene to help victim
1 If the facts are clear.
2 If the consequences for not acting are made extremely clear.
3 If there is a secular penalty (mandated reporting) for not reporting.
4 If the destruction caused to a person by being abused is made clear.
5 If the individual is made personally responsible to prevent harm from abuser.
6 If the Torah mandated obligations for dealing with abuse are unambiguously presented by rabbinic authorities.
7 If rabbis, principals or other leaders of an organizations stop insisting that they must be the gatekeepers - even though they are typically unqualified and incompetent in these matters.
8 If people use seichel rather than hide behind halachic reasoning that has no basis in Shulchan Aruch and poskim.
9 If people establish the facts prior to applying halachic barriers such as claiming there is no reality of abuse unless established by two frum adult males.
10 If the Torah mandated consequences for failure to deal with abuse are unambiguously presented.
11 If the operations of the secular authorities are clear, sensitive and effective in dealing with the problem.
12 If the negative consequences are a minimum to innocent family and community members. 13 If the community no longer tries to destroy those that report abuse. 14 If there is community approval and encouragement to deal with abuse. 15 If it is a member of the family - child or grandchild - who is being abused