‘Listen to call for help’

2017-07-25 06:00
Children and parents at a talk on child safety.

Children and parents at a talk on child safety.

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The women’s network organisers of Grassy Park Police Station were on their feet on Tuesday morning to ensure children and their parents were educated on Mandela Day.

More than 100 people packed the community library for an informative session on safety and security.

“Our women’s network started early on Mandela Day to educate children and parents on the many issues our society faces,” says Constable Carol Strauss.

“We, the members of Grassy Park, have come across a hideous rape crime of a 16-year-old mentally challenged girl that left us stunned (“Teen drugged, raped”, People’s Post, 16 July). We want our community to take note and report such crime. Listen to your children’s call for help and don’t avoid their concerns,” explains Strauss.

“When they tell you what happened to them, don’t avoid it, let the court be the judge of it. We want to get this message across for parents to avoid being careless with their children, in not knowing where they are and whom they are in contact with.”

Strauss warns parents that police will open a case against anyone who neglects their child.

“Some parents don’t realise that their children remain their biggest responsibility, and that they will be held responsible for their actions. Parents need to start building a healthy relationship with neighbours.”

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