Sunday, October 10, 2010

Get on Board, Stop Child Abuse!

Hello my little potatoes,

Here's my 2nd post for the night. It's about Child Abuse.
First of all, here's a little true/false exercise for you guys.. I got it from Nuffnang.

Take a quick look at the following statements regarding child abuse, and tell me which ones you think are true, and which ones are false:

1. It’s only abuse if there is physical violence involved.
2. Only bad people abuse. Good people don’t.
3. Many children do not know their abusers.
4. Abused children will definitely grow up to be abusers.

All of the above statements are in fact, false. How many did you get correct?

Yeah so, I took this exercise myself, and I got only two of them correct. Now that just goes to show how many misconceptions we have about child abuse. Most of us probably don't realize that it is much more common that we think. Even in 'good' families, child abuse exists, albeit in milder forms, but abuse nonetheless. And what's worse, the victims, children, cannot really defend themselves from such abuse.

As the victims often don’t have the voice to speak up for themselves, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is launching the ‘Get on Board’campaign to raise public awareness about the devastating effects of child abuse.

Lasting two months, the campaign rallies everybody with the call to ‘Raise your hand, Stop child abuse now!’ and aims to unite 100,000 Malaysians in time for the finale on Human Rights Day in December. If you wish to find out more about the campaign and be a part of it, log on to to find out more.

So what are you waiting for, get on board!! Join the call to stop child abuse!!

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