Locals who adopt ChildSafe behavior
are nationals who do not exploit or abuse children and who keep their eyes wide open to act if they witnesses child abuse or see children in dangerous situations.
There are several tips for locals to adapt ChildSafe behavior:
| Tip 1:
||Please donít send your children to work, contact organizations who might be able to support you.
| Tip 2:
||Support your family, neighbors, friends who have to send their children to work, explain that there are alternatives.
| Tip 3:
||Please donít give money to children, if you want to help, support local social workers.
| Tip 4:
||Please don’t buy things from children and don’t use child labor.
| Tip 5:
||Please don’t use services of prostitutes, be aware that a high percentage of prostitutes are minors – even though they might say that they are over 18
| Tip 6:
||If you witness child abuse (including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, drug problems, child labor, child prostitution and
||pornography, trafficking etc.) or if you see a child that had an accident, inform the police or call the local ChildSafe Hotline.
In a ChildSafe Community
, families, key community members as well as the Municipality/Chief of Village have been trained on ChildSafe behaviors. All community members understand that they have to keep their eyes wide open in order to protect the children in their community. The basic goal is that the whole community works together in order to create a safer environment for their children.
In a ChildSafe community all members:
- Keep their eyes wide open to recognize child abuse.
- Call the local ChildSafe team or the police for intervention if they witness domestic violence.
- React correctly if a trafficker comes into the community and wants to buy a child: they block the person and call the police or the local ChildSafe team.
- Inform the local ChildSafe team or the police if they find out that someone wants to sell their child.
- Support each other and work on solutions if a family keeps their children out of school and sends them to work and they seek assistance from organizations.
- Looks out to notice drug-use or gambling among the communities children as well as their families.