Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

Never ignore a child who reports sexual abuse or has any of the above physical symptoms. Listen carefully to what he/she has to say and seek medical advice.

If a child displays behaviour that raises concern, take him/her aside and ask if something is bothering him/her. Do not shout or threaten them because you are anxious. They will be more likely to share problems if you are calm and gentle.

If they reveal something suspicious or display behaviour which suggests possible sexual abuse, consult a doctor for advice.

Always remember that both boys and girls can become victims of child sexual abuse. To lodge a report, contact the police or call Talian Kasih at 15999 (24-hour hotline).

Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

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