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.