Whether they’re our own children, our neighbours’, or a stranger’s, we all share responsibility for their well-being. We owe it to them to do whatever we can to keep childhood a safe place to be.

What Can I do to Prevent Child Abuse?

  • Teach children body safety and boundaries
  • Enhance your parenting skills to promote healthy child development
  • Participate in awareness and prevention campaigns
  • Talk openly about child abuse. Be an advocate in your social circles and on social media
  • Develop public awareness campaigns to stop child abuse and exploitation
  • Volunteer your time – Get involved with other parents in your community. Help vulnerable children and their families. Ie… start a playgroup
  • Know the signs of child abuse
  • If you suspect a child is being abused, report it

Encourage government officials and community leaders to

  • Provide parent and caregiver support to those that may be at a greater risk
  • Support child abuse prevention initiatives
  • Support legislation that aims to better protect our children and improve their lives
  • Teach future professionals about child abuse
  • Provide training to help frontline healthcare workers to recognize children who have suffered from violence and neglect and provide appropriate support