Know how your child can be abused – NCPA elaborates (Exclusive)

Know how your child can be abused – NCPA elaborates (Exclusive)

Written by Staff Writer

25 Feb, 2014 | 3:46 pm

The Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority, Attorney-at-Law Anoma Dissanayake says that not paying enough attention to children is one form of child abuse.

She  explained that in order to put forth a virtuous child to society – love, respect and good examples should be given to children.

In an interview with Newsfirst’s Suranga Senanayake on our segement Newsline aired on Sirasa TV news on Monday,  Anoma Dissanayake elaborated on the following forms of child abuse.

Forms of child abuse:

  • Negligence
  • ‘Non-essential’ scolding
  • Torture
  • Cruelty
  • Sexual abuse
  • Assault
  • Inattentive to what children say
  • Non-essential physical contact
  • Not supporting academic affairs

In general,  according to the Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority, any act that is deemed inappropriate to be conducted using a child, is considered  child abuse.

 Chairperson Anoma Dissanayake said, that if either parents or children needed to lodge complaints or receive advice,  they will be able to do so by calling [icons icon_name=”icon-phone-sign” icon_size=”14px”] hotline 1929.

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