Sunday 15 December, 2019

Spend time with your children this Easter says Children's Authority

The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is appealing to the public to become aware of the signs of child abuse.

The Authority is also encouraging parents and guardians to spend quality time with their children during the Easter holidays.

In a release, the Authority said children who feel protected and have their views heard, are more likely to share their concerns about persons who act inappropriately with them.

Some of the conversations which parents should have with their children to protect them from predators include:

  • Understanding the physical changes that take place with their body
  • Handling peer pressure
  • Being responsible with information shared online
  • Knowing touches that are OK and those that are Not OK, even from a familiar person

The Authority said while the public is advised to report suspected child abuse, too often reports are made when something dire has taken place. The Authority is appealing to families and neighbours to intervene at an early stage to prevent an abusive situation from occurring. 

To make a report contact the Police at 999 and the Children’s Authority hotline at: 996 or 800-2014. The public is also invited to Like and Follow them on Facebook @childrensauthoritytt



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