NEW DELHI: Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi has warned that while being home bound during the lock down may make everyone feel safe, children at home, shelters and on the internet are at risk of sexual and online abuse and trafficking. He calls for caution to protect children from any kind of abuse during the lock down.
“We may feel safe in our homes during the COVID19 lockdown, but our children in homes, shelters and on the internet are at serious risk. There is a greater threat of sexual abuse, online abuse and trafficking. Let us come together and keep children safe at home,” Satyarthi tweeted on Saturday.
To raise awareness about these issues and encourage people to look after children, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) has now launched a countrywide campaign against child sexual abuse under the hastag #keepchildrensafeathome.