Keeping our children safe
If your children show
- Sudden behavioral changes, signs of fear, mood changes, panic attacks, are quiet, want to be left alone or are too clingy – anything unusual.
- Are scared or angry to be around certain people or places.
- Have pain in their private parts, complain of any form of discomfort or wash themselves frequently.
- Have frequent unexplained lack of appetite, stomach ache, headache and fatigue
These could be symptoms of Abuse.
To Say “NO”
- To run away from the person causing this discomfort and to tell people they trust, if someone touches them in their private parts.
- To never feel ashamed, guilty or sad, if someone has touched them inappropriately. They are not at fault and will not be blamed.
- To not let anyone touch their private parts, and not to touch anyone else’s private parts. That their parents may bathe them till a certain age, only if they are comfortable.
That it’s Safe for a doctor to check them in the presence of the guardian/parent.
- To not give in to threats, or to listen to anyone who makes them uncomfortable.
- To not keep secrets that make them uncomfortable or frightened.
- To reach out to trusted people if they feel scared.
- To stay away from any friend /family member or stranger, who wants to show them any video, picture or movie that makes them feel uncomfortable.
- That the world is a beautiful place and to not let fear define their life.