Press Esc to close
Saturday 30 April 2016
News updated at 2:20 AM IST
Weather
Max: 36.7°C
Min : 24.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

'Sensitise parents on child abuse'

Bangalore: Mar 4, 2013 DH News Service

Expressing concern over increasing cases of child abuse, Sister Dueline Crasta, Chief Protection Coordinator, Unicef, urged parents to create a protective environment for children.

She said parents must be sensitised to the issue so that they can deal with it in a better way.

She was speaking on the sidelines of a walkathon organised by the EuroKids group of institutions, in association with the Department of Women and Child Development and Unicef, in the City on Sunday.

Walkathon

The event was organised to spread awareness on the issue of child abuse, neglect and violence inflicted on children.

“Parents are not aware of such abuses in many cases as most of them are perpetrated by those who are close to the family.

“Hence, it is extremely important to sensitise them first than anyone else,” said Crasta. Such an effort would lead to a change in attitude and perceptions, she said.

The walkathon commenced from the various branches of EuroKids at Malleswaram, Whitefield, Indiranagar, Abbigere, Goraguntepalya, Domlur bridge, Marathalli, Kasturi Nagar, BEML Layout and other areas.

“Being in the education field and dealing with children every day, we acutely feel there is an absolute need for an initiative by the school to protect every child from abuse and neglect,” said Geeta Subramaniam, Principal, EuroSchool West campus, Hesaraghatta.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Cricketer Virat Kohli during inauguration of a store in Hyderabad on Friday...

Cricketer Virat Kohli during inauguration of a store in Hyderabad on Friday...

Boys cool themselves in a pond on a hot summer afternoon at a village near Balurghat in South...

Boys cool themselves in a pond on a hot summer afternoon at a village near Balurghat in South...

A duck quenches its thirst at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

A duck quenches its thirst at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

A pair of tigers at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

A pair of tigers at a zoo during hot summer day in Surat on Friday...

Devotees take holy dip in the Kshipra river during Simhasth Kumbha Mela in Ujjain...

Devotees take holy dip in the Kshipra river during Simhasth Kumbha Mela in Ujjain...

Farmers bathe their cattle in a stream during hot summer day in Kasara, Thane...

Farmers bathe their cattle in a stream during hot summer day in Kasara, Thane...

Actors Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu during their mehndi Ceremony in Mumbai...

Actors Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu during their mehndi Ceremony in Mumbai...

Villagers gather to collect water from a well that was filled by a tanker in Kasara, Thane...

Villagers gather to collect water from a well that was filled by a tanker in Kasara, Thane...

Protesters throw stones on security personnel during clashes in Srinagar...

Protesters throw stones on security personnel during clashes in Srinagar...

Muslim children paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 463rd Birth Anniversary...

Muslim children paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 463rd Birth Anniversary...