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Child Sexual Abuse AWARENESS Month- Childhood is about weaving Dreams not Living Nightmares

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves..~ Proverbs31:8

April is National Child Sexual Abuse Awareness month.

  • We need to get up and start working on this issue.
  • Join hands to secure this world for our kids.
  • Lot has to be done in this field,small and/or big scale.
  • Educating kids about Wrong and Right touches,
  • Talking to them more about it and again and agin till they understand they are surrounded by People who will Listen, People who Care, People who will Fight for them.
  • It is very important that a child has a SAFE EAR where they can go without hesitation and talk about their concerns. Be that safe ear.
  • WE live in a society where Victims of any abuse hide in shame and feel guilty whereas the real culprits roam around freely- this has to change, society has to change, we have to bring this change.

BEAUTIFUL WORLD

childhood should be carefree
fun, games, sand and puddles
childhood shouldn’t hurt
childhood shouldn’t be about wrong touches
‘ don’t tell your mom It’s our secret’
‘if you tell your parents they will think you are bad’
childhood shouldn’t be hiding under the bed
scared to come out,scared to face the world
childhood should be green and mud on knees
not blood and pain and nightmares
childhood should be playing with parents
asking them for stories and toys
not hiding from them
Childhood is about weaving dreams
not broken ones
A note to Parents and every one who Cares –
  • 1 out of 5 boys will be Sexually Abused by their 18th Birthday
  • 1 out of 3 Girls will be Sexually Abused by their 18th Birthday 
  •  A child is Sexually Abused every 2 minutes
  • Estimated 95% of children who are sexually Abused know the abuser, and in many cases, loves & trusts that person.
  • The Abuse may consist of a single incident or many acts over a long period of time.
  • It is more often perpetrated by someone known to the child.
  • Abuse may escalate over time,particularly is the abuser is is a family member.
  • You may be thinking…” That could never happen to my Child” sadly it can and does happen to kids…Never assume that just because you know where your child is and who they are with, That this could never happen to them. 
  • Never Assume that if this happens or is happening to your child that they would tell you.
  • Sexual Predators know how to silence Children and as a Parent, your understaing of this horrific crime is Imperative for your childs safety.

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( photo-slocap.org)

Child abuse is a community problem and its prevention can only succeed through  the involvement of social service agencies, schools, hospitals, religious and  civic organizations, law enforcement, the business community, and private  citizens
Be Careful Be Vigilant Be Active in your kids life
Listen to your kid
Watch people around them
Listen ANDInvestigate
And Fight
Fight with all you have- ‘if and when’
“The World is a Dangerous Place to live,not because of the people who are Evil, But Beause of the People who don’t do anything about it”
Albert Einstein
And although we are talking about prevention do click the link and read the Warning signs
WARNING SIGNS- RAINN
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( photo – nsvrc.org)
Soma Mukherjee
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About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

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  1. Excellent written, totally agree with you, about the sick world too, dear Soma…

    I’ll use the words fra Pink Floyd “The Wall” – “Leave the kids alone” and let child be child..!

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  2. Spring greetings from Poland. I invite you to watch of crocuses.
    http://marciento.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/finally-spring-crocuses-2/

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  3. Blood-Ink-Diary

    And, dear Somi, the humanness in being a human shines right through your writing and advocacy. Indeed, we must continue to dialogue in solidarity of such vital issues that plague our societies. I share a passage penned by poet, Habib Jalib:

    “In my hand I hold a pen,
    in my heart the light of consciousness.
    How can your forces of oppression
    ever win? ”

    And, you are doing great justice to the verse above – we all must educate and share as it’s our human responsibilty to make this planet a worthwhile.
    Love & hugs.

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    • sick world ..what is happening here in India ,the way insanity cruelty is breaking records every day. as I reply to your comment yet another 5 yr old kid raped and left to die…

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      • Blood-Ink-Diary

        Utter disgust and incredible grief, Somi , for all this cruelty- can you please look into posting this article at World Pulse – the details are at my blog under ‘blog-roll-links’. It is a brilliant platform and one that does loads to contribute in making changes (social reforms, et al).

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  4. What an eye-opener your article as it touches upon issues that can grievously damage minds off innocent children.
    We need to find ways of building values such as courage and fearlessness in our children. It is values that may help and guide them in tough times.

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  5. Thanks for writing such a sensitive topic….this informative and you have given a a very wise solutions. Yes childhood is for fun frolic and joy. I really feel every parent should be vigilant always specially for kids….they should educate their children regarding this issue. Parents should always trust their children and giving them belief that they are always with them no matter what.

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    • Thanks Rachna, world is setting up new heights when it comes to violence against humanity..we have to be aware and do whatever we can to keeep ourselves and the future safe. I believe awareness and self defence classes are very important..
      Thanks once again for that lovely comment 🙂

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  6. Sad, but true!
    It’s too bad we have to have children deal with this at all.
    Scott

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  7. Perfectly done. It is past time we begin to get serious about these issues. There are far to many adults in this world who were victims, who failed to speak up or were failed when they did speak up. They continue the problem unless they receive the help and the kindness they deserve and need. Our children deserve more from us than this legacy.

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    • Oh so true Our kids deserve much much more..adults need to be taught to be better listeners..I have been on this dark side when i was a kid, so i know how difficult it is for a kid to speak up and how dissapointing and scary it becomes when parents don’t do anything about it even after they have been told..

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  8. It may be hard to tell young kids about this, but a long time ago, I heard someone phrase it as “If it sounds icky, it probably is.”

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    • True that Binky but we have to start been more vocal about these issues, two very important things that every kid should be taught are self defense and education about the wrong touches

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  9. We have to protect our children the best we can. Some of that comes with educating our little ones in what is unacceptable touching. It is so scary out there….

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  10. You have a beautiful heart, Soma.
    Well done.

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  11. Word Hug – Yes ……………….. x 100000
    Vigilance – the word that sticks out to me …….
    awareness raising it – the way You do – you just did ………
    Childhood is a time to revel in everything Good
    Everything is possible – The heart of a child is Pure ……..
    The closest to the clouds and angels and all the beauty in this world ……….
    And There is so much Beauty –
    Love You – Beautifully written – with – the heart of a child in heart 😉
    xo
    C

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  12. Excellent write up on the subject, Soma!
    Children ought to feel safe and carefree.
    Love and hugs xxx

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    • Thanks Deb, Its such a scary world right now, one just doesnt know when and how the next terror will strike and in which form…we have to be vigilant and much much more involved in our kids lives.
      love ya 🙂

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  13. Childhood is a dream of wonder and joy
    Childhood is the simple joy of a toy
    Childhood is a warm safe place
    In your parents arms
    A place to relax, free from harm
    Childhood is a potential i n f i n i t y
    Where anything is possible, anything can be
    Innocent and beautiful betwixt and between
    Always heard and always seen
    Oh, a childhood like that I wish for them all
    So they can ALL grow up tall.

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  14. Very nice write up Soma, not about just problems but solutions also. Childhood should be as you have written. Parents must believe in their children and take timely action.

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