By Afiqah Rafael
In collaboration with Selangor-based non-governmental organisation, Protect and Save the Children, KinderJoy Education Group organised a talk entitled, “Awareness and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse” on Saturday, July 6.
Held at Tadika Kinderjoy Main Campus Auditorium, the talk was aimed at educating parents, guardians, early-childhood educators and others on child sexual abuse in Malaysia.
A wide range of topics such as children rights, types of child abuse, prevalence and extent of child sexual abuse, signs, effects and disclosure of child abuse.
“Don’t dismiss or withhold answers from children when they’re curious about sex, educate them instead,” said Kinderjoy’s Academic Director, Looi Yee Ying.
The #ChildrenToo movement is promoting awareness of child sexual abuse. It is an offshoot of the #MeToo movement initiated by activist Tarana Burke. The movement’s objective is to help survivors of sexual assault and to create general awareness regarding the subject matter.
Executive Director of KinderJoy, Stephanie Liu stated, “Through this movement, we hope the public will appreciate how important it is for parents and guardians to be aware of child sexual abuse where children are often subjected to such crime.”
For further information, kindly visit #ChildrenToo webpage at www.kinderjoy.edu.my/childrentoo or visit Protect and Save the Children at https://www.psthechildren.org.my