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The world is perilous, as every parent is aware. No matter how many years pass by children’s Safety is always a question in this world. The gut-wrenching reality of child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, leaves thousands of children damaged and confused as well as their parents inconsolable and enraged. At least once a week, there is a headline about an incident or crime where a little child is the victim.
Even without direct human interference, child safety is at threat. Many children today have relatively easy access to the newest technologies. With examples of cyberbullying, fraud, and scams surfacing so frequently, it is only normal for parents to worry whenever their child takes up a smartphone or tablet to explore.
The government is taking certain actions, NGOs are giving awareness through acts and programs among people but we have to contribute to this as an individual as well. I may not completely solve this issue or answer this question alone.

But there are some tips that I can share with all the readers out there:

1. Self-Defense:

Don’t you think self-defense is the most important one of all? If children are taught how to protect themselves from all the abuse, violence, or attacks, don’t they feel fearless?
Young children should be taught how to deal with strangers, attackers, etc, and also how to escape.
At least the number of victims may reduce and we can ensure the safety of our children to an extent.

2. Technology for Child Safety:
Technology is helpful whether your child is not yet home or gets lost in a crowded area. Working parents experience anxiety when they must leave their children for a prolonged period of time alone in their homes. The good news is that technology may also save us when it creates trouble.
Parents or guardians should know about these techsaves to ensure child safety:

• Smart watches with GPS tracking
• Apps to monitor children
• Safe Browsers to prevent children from browsing wrong pages
• Alarm to signify children at risk
• HD monitoring Cameras in the home when children are alone

3. Awareness on Basic Information:
Parents cannot always monitor their kids. In such cases , children are supposed to know the answers to certain things. As a part of parenting, children should be taught certain safety tips like,
• What is a good touch and bad touch?
• Never leave home without informing parents
• If alone in the home, ask parents before letting strangers in
• Know the residence address, contacts of parents, and CHILDLINE number(1098)
• How to escape from certain possible dangers like fire etc
• Traffic signs and rules

These may not completely solve the issues of Child Safety, but every parent and child should be aware of the above-mentioned information. This is how we can empower our kids and parents regarding Child Safety and Protection.

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