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Do you feel that education plays a big role in the prevention of child abuse.
Do you feel that providing children with knowledge of their rights over their bodies can help prevent child abuse.
I believe education would help. Anyone who would abuse a child should know how easily it is to hurt a child physically, or emotionally.
Any kind of brutality toward anyone can be dangerous. There are all kinds of people who get abused.
I think it would help a lot for everyone to listen to experts that know what abuse can cause.
There are all types of abuse. I think it is important to be able to recognize signs of abuse. If you think you know of someone who is being abused then that is a good beginning. Mention your suspicions to authorities because they can help. You do not have to get involved if you do not want to, but you can let professionals that deal with abusers check out certain situations. I was a police officer. To serve and protect is really every human beings duty in some way, or another. God Bless You.
Telling children about their rights over their own bodies never hurts, but I don't necessarily think that's anywhere near enough to prevent a lot of abuse. Abusers take advantage of the being bigger than children, being able to know what to say to intimidate them, and generally being clever enough to arrange to have opportunity to commit their crimes.
Children (or any victim of abuse) can speak up to the abuser, and abusers don't care. They can threaten to tell, but abusers know how to make them too afraid to even think about telling.
Education helps. Parents are less likely to hit educated kids. Education gives people common sense. Education helps kids understand how to deal with child abuse and prevent it in the future.
it would definetly help but not a lot. what needs to be done is that laws have to be stricter and punishment much harder.
Guess what folks, a lot of child abusers are pretty smart, they know what they are doing despite psychiatrist painting a image of these people as confused, molested and scared. Any adult knows that once a child is hurt they cry, scream, run, whatever to let you know that they are hurting, human emotions always overpower knowledge, a screaming or crying child is enough to know that that child is in pain. And when i say pain i mean physically and emotionally, sometimes spiritually. Molesters, beware.....someone is watchung you!!!
Your question is ambiguous at best. Education of who the child or the parent?
Education is what makes us realize what is normal and what is not. It also describes what are the types of abuse and what we can do to prevent it. People who are not educated about it tends to be more likely abused compared to the ones educated about it.
Realalistically no it won't. I say this because just because children know that being beaten is wrong doesn't mean they'll do anything to help themselves. Moreover, there is often little they can do to help themselves because most children don't actually want to be taken away from their parents, whether it is one or both. The thought of sending one or both to prison likely would cause just as much trauma. We are putting too much expectation on our children. Its not the kids that need educated its the system, we need to get smarter about detecting abuse and doing something about it.
I believe this type of education can be helpful for teaching children to beware of strangers and acquaintenances, but not so helpful in cases where they are abused at home by family members. Of course, if children were taught at school that they can, and should, report abuse at home, this might help them overcome the threats and/or other types of silencing from their familial abusers. It would depend on how horrific the abuse is and whether or not the child is willing to be taken from the parents. Sometimes it's a situation of "the devil you know versus the devil you don't know" with children, as well as with abused adults (spouses or significant others).
Anything that may be remotely helpful is worth a try, in my opinion. Child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, is the scourge of this world!
Being a facilitator of Safe Environment (an adult program to help adults identify child abuse), I would say that teaching children about their rights over their bodies is one part of the solution. We must educated adults who will be competent to identify potential child abuse situations, as children sometimes lack the words or are too fearful to express their feelings. Plus, we have to have community leaders, school officials and organizations in place who will help support the ongoing charge of stopping child abuse. Most of the time child abuse occurs with someone the child knows, that being a relative, family friend, parent, sibling. Empowering children to feel secure enough (if one can after being abused) to talk to someone (hopefully an informed adult) in order to obtain the right kind of help would be ideal. But sadly we know it doesn't happen until much later. Regards--Deb
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