The Holiday is here…
One of such opportunities is holiday time when you are away from your children or ask them to stay with some uncles/ aunties
Do the following to safeguard them from the evil doers.
👉Talk to your children *today* and not tomorrow about the danger signs - good touch and bad touch.
👉 Let them know their private parts and why they are called private not public.
👉 No one should put off their clothes/underwear or tell them to do so.
👉 They should not go into people's room/house.
👉 No one should tell them to lie on the bed or the floor.
👉 Teach them the difference between a play that is healthy and the unhealthy ones.
👉 They should be contented and not collect things from people.
👉 They should dress to *cover*
👉 No sitting on anyone's lap especially the opposite sex.
👉 No watching of films/programmes with obscene scenes. keep BB Naija in mind.
👉 Restrict their access to the internet.
👉 They shouldn't allow anyone into the house while you are away.
👉If your child just got back from the boarding school, watch out for behavioural changes.
👉 If they must stay with a neighbour or at a friend's place, teach them to be at alert at all times and to also recognise the danger signs. Encourage them to talk to you about it.
👉 If they must go on holiday,anywhere,home or abroad, educate them to be conscious of their environment and everyone around them .
👉 They must know your phone number by heart in case they need to talk to you.
👉 Encourage them to speak up if someone is trying to molest or threatening them.
👉 Assure them nothing bad will happen to them if they tell.
👉 Tell them the terrible things that could happen to them if they are silent about abuse.
👉 If your child tells you he/ she does not want to go to a particular place/ person, it's important to know why. It might just be an unsafe place or person for your child.
👉 Believe your child and ,respond appropriately.
👉 No perpetrator is worth forgiving, report any case you see.👇