Pedophobia (also paedophobia), noun
can mean one of two things:
1. Fear (phobia
) of children. Under this definition a pedophobic individual would avoid contacts with children or any act that reminds an
2. Irrational hatered, discrimination, and criminalisation of pedophile
s. Under this definition a pedophobic individual would actively seek procecution and persecution of anybody who is either a pedophile or a pedophilia advocate. This term is a neologism
In both cases a person who has pedophobia is called a pedophobe.