The content of this section is for general information purposes only and is not considered to be legal advice or legal advice. We cannot assume responsibility for losses resulting from acts or omissions regarding this article. The majority relate exclusively to the acquisition of legal control of the person, decisions and acts and, consequently, the relative cessation of the legal authority of the parents (or guardians) instead of the parents) over the person and the affairs of the child in general. Age of protection laws were historically difficult to enforce and enforce: age-based legal norms were generally not common until the nineteenth century, as there was often no clear evidence of the exact age and exact date of birth.  A general change in social and legal attitudes on gender issues has taken place in modern times. Attitudes regarding the appropriate age of allowing women to engage in sexual activities have drifted into adulthood. While the age of 10 to 13 in Western countries in the mid-nineteenth century was generally considered an acceptable age for sexual consent, by the end of the nineteenth century, the shift in attitude towards sexuality and childhood led to the raising of the age of protection.  The age of protection is the age at which a person is considered to have the right to accept sexual acts. Therefore, an adult who engages in sexual activity with a person older than the age of consent cannot legally claim that the sexual activity was consensual and such sexual activity may be considered child sexual abuse or legal rape. In these cases, only the film of the sexual act is the crime, because the plot itself would not be considered a sexual crime.