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Online Ask the Expert session on Child Abuse: join the discussion!

Fact: It occurs in all classes and sections of society.



Myth: An abuser is a stranger who will harm your child when she is alone outside the house.

Fact: Most child abuse happens within the house by people known to the child—extended family, friends, domestic help. These are the people you trust, and who can access your home and child.


Myth: Only girls are vulnerable to abuse.

Fact: Boys are equally at risk of child abuse.



Myth: Abusers are mentally ill and can be identified by their ‘abnormal’ behaviour.

Fact: Abusers are normal people like you and me and lead regular, routine lives


Remember to join the online discussion on 17 May, Sunday at 11:30am IST.



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Kritika Srinivasan is an Editor at ParentEdge. She has her hands full with an active young child and her writing. She is keenly interested in ways to engage and stimulate children to keep their lively and intelligent minds busy.

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