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Measures To Prevent Child Abuse

Abusers don't walk around with labels, in fact, they are the most benevolent-looking characters on the face of the earth. So be aware!

Abusers don’t walk around with labels, in fact, they are the most benevolent-looking characters on the face of the earth.

This is exactly why many of us fail to believe children when they complain of a wrong touch or hug. These perpetrators encroach into the lives of children stealthily, either after gaining favour in the eyes of the parents or the child. They leave no opportunity to interact with the child, be it by guiding them through a project, teaching them a skill or just praising them.

Once the child completely trusts this person, he has easy access to the child’s body. But, once the child is aware of the abuse, she or he is so lost and sad to realise that their trust has been broken.

The aftermath of this harm is that children grow up into teenagers and then adults who are wary of anyone who tries to come close. So, homes and families can take certain precautionary measures to prevent this abuse:

  1. They need to be cautious of all people especially those over-enthusiastic to teach children and be near them.
  2. Men who barge into the lives of families acting as male protective figures.
  3. Characters who usually become heroes in families by trying to protect women and children from the other “perpetrators”.
  4. Lastly, sense a child’s fear and hatred when certain people are around them and reassure them about your unrelenting support against anyone trying to misbehave with him or her.

Image Credits: Salman Hossain Saif on Unsplash

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