Make a part of syllabus in schools to educate both child and parent to prevent child abuse

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Educate children about child abuse in schools. Make a part of syllabus that will educate both the child and the parent.

Any child in this world who becomes a victim of child abuse will never know what to do next and whom to contact for help. Education is school will definitely be a solution for this. Educate both, the child and the parent about child abuse and teach them how to handle it.

Basing its research on official statistics and reports, IBTimes UK looks into some of the countries with the highest rate of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).

India takes the 2nd position in the survey. In its 2013 report India’s Hell Holes: Child Sexual Assault in Juvenile Justice Homes, the Asian Centre for Human Rights said that sexual offences against children in India have reached epidemic proportion. The report stated that more than 48,000 child rape cases were recorded from 2001 to 2011 and that India saw an increase of 336% of child rape cases from 2001 (2,113 cases) to 2011 (7,112 cases).

According to UNICEF violence against children can be “physical and mental abuse and injury, neglect or negligent treatment, exploitation and sexual abuse. Violence may take place in homes, schools, orphanages, residential care facilities, on the streets, in the workplace, in prisons and in places of detention.” Such violence can affect the normal development of a child impairing their mental, physical and social being. In extreme cases abuse of a child can result in death. Child abuse has many forms: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, and exploitation. Any of these that are potentially or actually harmful to a child’s health, survival, dignity and development are abuse.

Child abuse in India is often a hidden phenomenon especially when it happens in the home or by family members. Intra-family abuse or abuse that takes place in institutions such as schools or government homes has received minimal attention. This may be due to the structure of family in India and the role children have in this structure. Children in India are often highly dependent on their parents and elders; they continue to have submissive and obedient roles towards their parents even after they have moved out of their parental home. This belief that parents and family are the sole caretaker of the child has proved to have negative effects on child protection laws and strategies. Numbers of cases of child abuse in the home are hard to attain because most of these crimes go unreported.

A research indicates the most effective way to stop child abuse is by training adults—all school staff and caregivers. This can be accomplished by creating and implementing a comprehensive child protection strategy that addresses these research recommendations:

Policies and Procedures to be followed in school

Staff Training in school

Student Lessons in school

Family Education to be taken in school

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