Many children are now at home for holidays as schools have closed for the session. With the rate and prevalence of sexual abuse, Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh shares tips on how parents can keep their kids safe this period.
A word of advice, though it is lengthy but it will help.
PARENTS, now that the holidays are here, take note of the following:
Child molestation, sexual abuse and rape is on the increase. Child predators are everywhere seeking for whom to devour. You really don’t want to see this happen to your angels (boys or girls). Be extra careful. Know where your children or nannies/wards are per time.
Leave them (your kids) with very responsible and reasonable adults not adults who are jerks. Please avoid leaving children alone with strangers and sometimes even with some type of friends and family.Apply safety measures in and around the house.
Secure your home. Personally, I went all out with CCTV camera which allows me to watch my home through my phone from any part of the world.
Be vigilant. Check why your kids are in love with an adult and check why some adults repel and scare them. Don’t be caught up in this wayward society. Pay extra attention to your kids this holiday.
The church isn’t a safe place, watch your kids everywhere. Don’t feel too comfortable in a religious gathering. Remember the devil loves good places too.
Don’t send your kids off to your grannies without trusted helps around. Grannies are weak, vulnerable and not so disciplined anymore.
Don’t burden them with children stress. Don’t accommodate other kids you can’t care for in the name of holiday. Watch your teenagers. Get closer to your children and nannies/wards this holiday.
Keep close, embrace your children, pray and play together. They can watch television but be mindful of what goes into their mind. Most of the time, a lot of accidents could have been avoided.
Take them to visit orphanages so they can appreciate life more. What more can I say?