Children need to be taught at an early age to use their voice, not stay silent, be heard, no a good touch from a bad touch. Children are so vulnerable, and trust adults. This can sometimes be an advantage to an adult who wants to hurt a child whether it be sexual abuse, violent act etc. Even within their own families, a child may not feel right when someone says something to them, and makes them uneasy. A child has no way to defend themselves from predators!!!
Children are our future, and we need to protect them. They are unique, special in every way!!! If a child were taught at an early age to use their voice, when something feels uncomfortable, then maybe we can start changing society. Sadly though, there are many adults who will find a way to get to a child no matter what. WE the adult, need to be vigilant, keep our eyes open, to anything that may not seem a normal relationship between an adult and child. Paedophiles, are everywhere, hide behind masks, pillars in our communities, churches, etc. So many go undetected because we don’t expect that they would be someone who wants to harm a child. How many times are we surprised when we hear that so and so was charged with sexual assault to a child. That no one suspected it coming from someone who is known in their community (politician, clergy, judges, police officers etc.)
We need to protect our children as much as we can. We need to be their voices, their eyes!!!! Children are afraid to speak up, often told if they tell, something bad will happen to them or their families.
Please, be a voice to the children of the world, of your community, in your own home. Don’t ever think it won’t happen, Believe me I know first hand it does happen!!! Let’s try and decrease the incidences of child abuse!!!!!