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CHILDREN’S RIGHTSC

FOCUSED ON THE PHILIPPINES

WHAT IS CHILDREN’S RIGHTS?
• Children's rights are the human rights of children with particular
attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to
minors.

• Interpretations of children's rights range from allowing children the
capacity for autonomous action to the enforcement of children being
physically, mentally and emotionally free from abuse.

WHO ARE THE CHILDREN?
• "A child is any human being below the age of eighteen years, unless
under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier."

• Children are recognized as immature human beings who should
possess all basic, general human rights but enjoying some of them is
postponed up to their adulthood. Besides children have some
additional (developmental) rights that should help them to reach
maturity.

VIOLENCE AGAINST THEM
• Child abduction • Child trafficking

• Child labor • Child prostitution/pornography

• Child abuse

degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of a child as a human being. • (2) Any act by deeds or words which debases. • (3) Unreasonable deprivation of his basic needs for survival. whether habitual or not. such as food and shelter. . neglect. sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment. cruelty. of the child which includes any of the following: • (1) Psychological and physical abuse. • (4) Failure to immediately give medical treatment to an injured child resulting in serious impairment of his growth and development or in his permanent incapacity or death.CHILD ABUSE • “Child abuse” refers to the maltreatment.

4 types of Child Abuse: 1. or is at risk of suffering. Physical abuse can include: • Hitting • Shaking • Throwing • Burning • Poisoning . non-accidental physical trauma or injury. Physical abuse Physical abuse occurs when a child has suffered.

Sexual abuse can be physical. verbal or emotional and can include: .2. Sexual abuse Sexual abuse occurs when an adult.Exposing a sexual body part to a child . stronger child or adolescent uses their power or authority to involve a child in sexual activity.Having sexual relations with a child under 16 years of age -Talking in a sexually explicit way that is not age or developmentally appropriate -Making obscene phone calls or remarks to a child -Sending obscene mobile text messages or emails to a child -Fondling a child in a sexual manner -Persistently intruding on a child's privacy -Penetrating the child's reproductive organ by penis.Kissing or holding a child in a sexual manner . finger or any other object -Oral sex -Rape .

emotional. cognitive or intellectual development is impaired or threatened. magazines or photographs to a child -Having a child pose or perform in a sexual manner -Forcing a child to watch a sexual act -Child prostitution 3. . Emotional abuse Emotional abuse occurs when a child's social. .Incest -Showing pornographic films. It can include emotional deprivation due to persistent: -Rejection -Hostility -Teasing/bullying -Yelling -Criticism -Exposure of a child to domestic and family violence.

Housing . Education . Timely provision of medical treatment . Basic needs include: . Adequate clothing . Food . Personal hygiene . Adequate supervision. Neglect Neglect occurs when a child's basic necessities of life are not met. and their health and development are affected.4. Healthcare . . Hygienic living conditions .

• The term child abduction conflates two legal and social categories which differ by their perpetrating contexts: abduction by members of the child's family or abduction by strangers: • Parental child abduction • Abduction or kidnapping by strangers (from outside the family. to elicit a ransom from the guardians for the child's return • Illegal adoption. a stranger steals a child with the intent to exploit the child themselves or by trade in a list of possible abuses including slavery. a stranger steals a child with the intent to rear the child as their own or to sell to a prospective adoptive parent • human trafficking. • Murder . natural or legal guardians) who steal a child for criminal purposes which may include: • Extortion. CHILD ABDUCTION • Child abduction or child theft is the unauthorized removal of a minor (a child under the age of legal adulthood) from the custody of the child's natural parents or legally appointed guardians. forced labor. or even illegal organ trading. sexual abuse.

or illicit activities • Prevents children from going to school • Uses children to undermine labor standards . forced labor. or emotional well-being • Involves intolerable abuse. mental. debt bondage. and that is mentally. such as child slavery. child trafficking. interferes with their ability to attend regular school. • Child labor involves at least one of the following characteristics: • Violates a nation’s minimum age laws • Threatens children’s physical. physically.CHILD LABOR • Child labor refers to the employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood. socially or morally dangerous and harmful.

. accepting payments. and housing of any person by different methods. through kidnapping.CHILD TRAFFICKING • The traffic or trade of children is characterized by the recruitment. as well as the abuse of authority. fraud. transfer. deceit. or benefits for obtaining the consent of the victim (or person having authority over the victim) are also illicit acts that contribute to child trafficking. transport. It may also involve resorting to force or any other forms of restraint. Offering.

of a person engaged in real or simulated explicit sexual activities or any representation of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual purposes. transaction. cinematography. or by whatever means. profit or any other consideration. indecent shows. scheme or design involving the use of a person by another. exhibition. . information technology. for sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct in exchange for money.CHILD PROSTITUTION/PORNOGRAPHY • Pornography refers to any representation. • Prostitution refers to any act. through publication.

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8972 Solo Parents Welfare Act Provides for benefits and privileges to solo parents and their children. 9208 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act Creates the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) Considers as trafficking the adoption of children for prostitution. involuntary servitude or debt bondage • Republic Act No. 9231 “An Act Providing For The Elimination Of The Worst Forms Of Child Labor And Affording Stronger Protection For The Working Child” • Republic Act No. • Republic Act No. 8980 Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Act 2000 • Republic Act No. RIGHTS/LAWS PROTECTING THEM • Republic Act No. pornography. slavery. 9262 Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 Gives the protection of the law to women and children suffering from domestic abuse . forced labor. sexual exploitation.

603 “Child and Youth Welfare Code” • Republic Act No.• Republic Act No. providing penalties for its violations and for other purposes”. . as well as the means of production. prescribing penalties therefore and for other purposes. Inhuman and Degrading Punishment Recognizes torture committed against children as punishable by law 2009 • Republic Act No. sellers and users of child pornography in whatever form. entitled “An act to institute policies to eliminate trafficking in persons especially women and children. in public and private spaces • Republic Act No. 10364 – an act expanding republic act 9208. Exploitation. and Discrimination Act • Republic Act no. establishing the necessary institutional mechanisms for the protection and support of trafficked persons. known as the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse. 7610. 9775 Anti-Child Pornography Act Provides the full legal armour against producers. transmitters. • Presidential Degree no. dissemination and consumption. 9775 – an act defining the crime of child pornography. 9745 An Act Penalizing Torture and Other Cruel.

Every child has the right to live with a family who loves. cares and teaches good morals to him/her. • 7. 12 RIGHTS OF A CHILD • 1. shelter. Every child has the right to play and enjoy whenever they have the opportunity. Every child has the right to live peacefully away from bad influences. Every child has the right to have a proper care and importance from other people. • 6. • 8. Every child has the right to be protected from abuse of adults • 9. • 5. Every child has the right to be born well and must be cared and raised well. water. • 2. Every child has the right to be educated. . clothing and health care. • 3. Every child has the right to have the basic needs of people such as food. • 4. Every child has the right to have everything he/she needs for a better life.

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.AGENCIES • (a) Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) • (b) Commission on Human rights (CHR) • (c) Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) • (d) Department of Justice (DOJ) • (e) Philippine National Police (PNP) • (f) Department of Health (DOH) • (g) Department of Education (DepEd) • (h) Bantay Bata 163 • (i) National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

(b) Threatening to cause the woman or her child physical harm. . The crime of violence against women and their children is committed through any of the following acts: (a) Causing physical harm to the woman or her child.000. Prescriptive Period.imprisonment of one (1) year and a fine of One hundred thousand (P100. • RA 9262 Acts of Violence Against Women and Their Children.• RA 9208 This Act shall be known as the "Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003" Section 11. (c) Attempting to cause the woman or her child physical harm. Use of Trafficked Persons.00).Any person who buys or engages the services of trafficked persons prostitution shall be penalized as follows: (a) First offense . however.000. . (d) Placing the woman or her child in fear of imminent physical harm. Section 12. .00). and (b) Second and subsequent offenses . That trafficking cases committed by a syndicate or in a large scale as defined under Section 6 shall prescribe in twenty (20) years.six (6) months of community service as may be determined by the court and a fine of Fifty thousand pesos (P50.Trafficking cases under this Act shall prescribe in ten (10) years: Provided.

but not be limited to. occupation. • (3) Depriving or threatening to deprive the woman or her child of a legal right. and • (4) Preventing the woman in engaging in any legitimate profession. or properties. • (2) Depriving or threatening to deprive the woman or her children of financial support legally due her or her family. personally or through another. or attempting to restrict or restricting the woman's or her child's freedom of movement or conduct by force or threat of force. the following acts committed with the purpose or effect of controlling or restricting the woman's or her child's movement or conduct: • (1) Threatening to deprive or actually depriving the woman or her child of custody to her/his family. or through intimidation directed against the woman or her child or her/his immediate family. This shall include. by force or threat of force. physical or other harm or threat of physical or other harm. . or reckless conduct. or deliberately providing the woman's children insufficient financial support. knowing. • (h) Engaging in purposeful. This shall include. or solely controlling the conjugal or common money. • (f) Inflicting or threatening to inflict physical harm on oneself for the purpose of controlling her actions or decisions. business or activity or controlling the victim's own mon4ey or properties. the following acts: • (1) Stalking or following the woman or her child in public or private places. • (g) Causing or attempting to cause the woman or her child to engage in any sexual activity which does not constitute rape. but not limited to. physical harm.• (e) Attempting to compel or compelling the woman or her child to engage in conduct which the woman or her child has the right to desist from or desist from conduct which the woman or her child has the right to engage in. that alarms or causes substantial emotional or psychological distress to the woman or her child. or intimidation directed against the woman or child.

. • (3) Entering or remaining in the dwelling or on the property of the woman or her child against her/his will. • (i) Causing mental or emotional anguish. but not limited to.• (2) Peering in the window or lingering outside the residence of the woman or her child. including. and • (5) Engaging in any form of harassment or violence. public ridicule or humiliation to the woman or her child. • (4) Destroying the property and personal belongings or inflicting harm to animals or pets of the woman or her child. Penalties. 5(a) constituting attempted. frustrated or consummated parricide or murder or homicide shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of the Revised Penal Code. and denial of financial support or custody of minor children of access to the woman's child/children. 5 hereof shall be punished according to the following rules: (a) Acts falling under Sec.The crime of violence against women and their children. SECTION 6. under Sec. repeated verbal and emotional abuse.

and those constituting slight physical injuries shall be punished by arresto mayor. the penalty to be applied shall be the maximum period of penalty prescribed in the Sec.• If these acts resulted in mutilation. 5(c) and 5(d) shall be punished by arresto mayor. 5(f) shall be punished by arresto mayor.000. it shall be punishable in accordance with the Revised Penal Code. • (d) Acts falling under Sec. those constituting serious physical injuries shall have the penalty of prison mayor.00) but not more than three hundred thousand pesos (300. 5(h) and Sec. 5(e) shall be punished by prision correccional. • (b) Acts falling under Sec. the perpetrator shall (a) pay a fine in the amount of not less than One hundred thousand pesos (P100.000. • (c) Acts falling under Sec. (b) undergo mandatory psychological counseling or psychiatric treatment and shall report compliance to the court. • In addition to imprisonment.00). • If the acts are committed while the woman or child is pregnant or committed in the presence of her child. • (f) Acts falling under Sec. 5(b) shall be punished by imprisonment of two degrees lower than the prescribed penalty for the consummated crime as specified in the preceding paragraph but shall in no case be lower than arresto mayor. • (e) Acts falling under Sec. 5(g) shall be punished by prision mayor. 5(i) shall be punished by prision mayor. those constituting less serious physical injuries shall be punished by prision correccional. • Acts falling under Sec. .

• Section 6. • (h) Any law enforcement officer. • (b) Parents or guardians. social worker or representative of a licensed child-caring institution." • Section 5.• RA 9775 This Act shall be known as the "Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009. • (e) Officer or social worker of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). • (d) Officer. • (g) Barangay chairman. • (c) Ascendant or collateral relative within the third degree of consanguinity.Complaints on cases of any form of child pornography and other offenses punishable under this Act may be filed by the following: • (a) Offended party. Syndicated Child Pornography . • (f) Local social welfare development officer. . . • (i) At least three (3) concerned responsible citizens residing in the place where the violation occurred. Who May File a Complaint.The crime of child pornography is deemed committed by a syndicate if carried out by a group of three (3) or more persons conspiring or confederating with one another and shall be punished under Section 15(a) of this Act. or • (j) Any person who has personal knowledge of the circumstances of the commission of any offense under this Act.

syndicate or group. facilitate or induce child prostitution which include. indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct. who for money. or . • (2) Inducing a person to be a client of a child prostitute by means of written or oral advertisements or other similar means. profit. • (4) Threatening or using violence towards a child to engage him as a prostitute. are deemed to be children exploited in prostitution and other sexual abuse. or any other consideration or due to the coercion or influence of any adult. whether male or female.” Section 5. Child Prostitution and Other Sexual Abuse. Exploitation and Discrimination Act.RA 9262 This Act shall be known as the “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse. the following: • (1) Acting as a procurer of a child prostitute. but are not limited to. Children. • The penalty of reclusion temporal in its medium period to reclusion perpetua shall be imposed upon the following: • (a) Those who engage in or promote. • (3) Taking advantage of influence or relationship to procure a child as prostitute.

3815. as the case may be: Provided. bar. That the penalty for lascivious conduct when the victim is under twelve (12) years of age shall be reclusion temporal in its medium period. place of entertainment or establishment serving as a cover or which engages in prostitution in addition to the activity for which the license has been issued to said establishment. and • (c) Those who derive profit or advantage therefrom. for rape or lascivious conduct. as amended. disco. or of the sauna. whether as manager or owner of the establishment where the prostitution takes place. paragraph 3.• (5) Giving monetary consideration goods or other pecuniary benefit to a child with intent to engage such child in prostitution. . the Revised Penal Code. That when the victims is under twelve (12) years of age. • (b) Those who commit the act of sexual intercourse of lascivious conduct with a child exploited in prostitution or subject to other sexual abuse. for rape and Article 336 of Act No. resort. Provided. the perpetrators shall be prosecuted under Article 335.

. profit. and • (c) Those who derive profit or advantage therefrom. the act of buying and selling of a child for money. are deemed to be children exploited in prostitution other sexual abuse. resort. paragraph 3. That when the victims is under twelve (12) years of age. syndicate or group. the perpetrators shall be prosecuted under Article 335. whether male or female. or for any other consideration. 3815.A. Any person who shall engage in trading and dealing with children including. indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct. bar. but not limited to. disco. shall suffer the penalty of reclusion temporal to reclusion perpetua. or barter. the Revised Penal Code. amended. or of the sauna. Child Trafficking. for rape or lascivious conduct. • Section 7. Children. The penalty shall be imposed its maximum period when the victim is under twelve (12) years of age. Provided. who for money. That the penalty for lascivious conduct when the victim is under twelve (12) years of age shall be reclusion temporal in its medium period. or any other consideration or due to the coercion or influence of any adult. • Those who commit the act of sexual intercourse of lascivious conduct with a child exploited in prostitution or subject to other sexual abuse. place of entertainment or establishment serving as a cover or which engages in prostitution in addition to the activity for which the license has been issued to said establishment.• R. 7610 • Section 5. whether as manager or owner of the establishment where the prostitution takes place. Child Prostitution and Other Sexual Abuse. for rape and Article 336 of Act No. as the case may be: Provided.

shall suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its minimum period. model in obscene publications or pornographic materials or to sell or distribute the said materials shall suffer the penalty of prison mayor in its medium period. whether live or in video. or person entrusted in any capacity with the care of a child who shall cause and/or allow such child to be employed or to participate in an obscene play. • Section 10. Cruelty or Exploitation and Other Conditions Prejudicial to the Child’s Development.• Section 9. . persuade. subject or seller/distributor is below twelve (12) years of age. Obscene Publications and Indecent Shows. but not covered by the Revised Penal Code. movie or show any other acts covered by this section shall suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its medium period. • (a) Any person who shall commit any other acts of child abuse. cruelty or exploitation or to be for other conditions prejudicial to the child’s development including those covered by Article 59 of Presidential Decree No. Other Acts of Neglect. • Any ascendant. employ. guardian. the penalty shall be imposed in its maximum period. Abuse. use. act. • If the child used as a performer. scene. 603. induce or coerce a child to perform in obscene exhibitions and indecent shows. as amended. Any person who shall hire. as amended.

coerce. beer joint.000). force or intimidate a street child or any other child to. sauna or massage parlor. local custom and tradition or acts in the performance of a social. That this provision shall not apply to any person who is related within the fourth degree of consanguinity or affinity or any bond recognized by law. a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (P50. and the loss of parental authority over the minor. who allows any person to take along with him to such place or places any minor herein described shall be imposed a penalty of prision mayor in its medium period and a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (P50. however. motel. • (c) Any person who shall induce. pension house. stepparent or guardian of the minor. discotheque. owner. .000). Provided. twelve (12) years or under or who in ten (10) years or more his junior in any public or private place. cabaret. including residential places. moral or legal duty. • (e) Any person who shall use. That should the perpetrator be an ascendant. deliver or offer a minor to any one prohibited by this Act to keep or have in his company a minor as provided in the preceding paragraph shall suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its medium period and a fine of not less than Forty thousand pesos (P40. manager or one entrusted with the operation of any public or private place of accommodation. whether for occupancy. food.000): Provided. hotel. • (1) Beg or use begging as a means of living.• (b) Any person who shall keep or have in his company a minor. and the loss of the license to operate such a place or establishment. the penalty to be imposed shall be prision mayor in its maximum period. • (d) Any person.000). drink or otherwise. beach and/or other tourist resort or similar places shall suffer the penalty of prision mayor in its maximum period and a fine of not less than Fifty thousand pesos (P50.

• Section 12. and the duration and arrangement of working time. health. radio or television is essential: Provided. That his employment neither endangers his life. further. nor impairs his normal development: Provided. Children below fifteen (15) years of age may be employed except: • (1) When a child works directly under the sole responsibility of his parents or legal guardian and where only members of the employer’s family are employed: Provided. if possible. Employment of Children. • (c) The employer shall formulate and implement. That the parent or legal guardian shall provide the said minor child with the prescribed primary and/or secondary education. • (b) the employer shall institute measures to prevent the child’s exploitation or discrimination taking into account the system and level of remuneration. or • (2) When a child’s employment or participation in public & entertainment or information through cinema. The employment contract concluded by the child’s parent or guardian. a continuing program for training and skill acquisition of the child. theater. shall suffer the penalty of prision correccional in its medium period to reclusion perpetua. safety and morals of the child. with the express agreement of the child concerned. and. . That the following requirements in all instances are strictly complied with: • (a) The employer shall ensure the protection. however. or • (3) Conduct any illegal activities.• (2) Act as conduit or middlemen in drug trafficking or pushing. and the approval of the Department of Labor and Employment: Provided. safety and health and morals. subject to the approval and supervision of competent authorities.

Such course design shall integrate the learning process deemed effective under given circumstances. Non-formal Education for Working Children. . tobacco and its byproducts and violence. Prohibition on the Employment of Children in Certain Advertisements.• Section 13. moral and vocational efficiency of working children who have not undergone or finished elementary or secondary education. • Section 14. The Department of Education. Culture and Sports shall promulgate a course design under its non-formal education program aimed at promoting intellectual. No person shall employ child models in all commercials or advertisements promoting alcoholic beverages. intoxicating drinks.

Demand strong and authentic evidence to prove age to prevent child labor. which provides for the protection against and elimination of worst forms of child labor). Develop and implement a child safeguarding protocol in the workplace and advertising to protect children from harm. Always follow the appropriate working age as defined by law. POLICY IMPLICATIONS MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT • 1. Support government in creating laws that protect children from harmful commercialism such as sexual exploitation. Regardless of the minimum age set by law for children to be employed (set as 16 years old under Republic Act 9231. • 6. Monitor other violence. • 4. • 2. Value the true Filipino family attitude on childrearing. businesses should be discouraged from employing children. . Provide space for employees to rest comfortably and space for mothers to breastfeed their child if they need to. Report the said crimes to the government. • 7. • 3. If a child really needs to work. Maintain regular communication with the government. • 5. require light work load and give equal or even better benefits than adults.

7610 • It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to provide special protection to children from all firms of abuse. R. . neglect. guardian. provide sanctions for their commission and carry out a program for prevention and deterrence of and crisis intervention in situations of child abuse. The State shall intervene on behalf of the child when the parent. guardian. teacher or person having care and custody of the same. cruelty exploitation and discrimination and other conditions. • It shall be the policy of the State to protect and rehabilitate children gravely threatened or endangered by circumstances which affect or will affect their survival and normal development and over which they have no control. teacher or person having care or custody of the child fails or unable to protect the child against abuse. exploitation and discrimination.A. exploitation and discrimination or when such acts against the child are committed by the said parent. prejudicial their development.

Every effort shall be exerted to promote the welfare of children and enhance their opportunities for a useful and happy life. There shall be a comprehensive program to be formulated. other acts of abuse. child trafficking. administrative authorities. to protect children against child prostitution and other sexual abuse. and circumstances which endanger child survival and normal development. • Formulation of the Program. obscene publications and indecent shows. and legislative bodies.• The best interests of children shall be the paramount consideration in all actions concerning them. within one (1) year from the effectivity of this Act. . consistent with the principle of First Call for Children as enunciated in the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. courts of law. whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions. by the Department of Justice and the Department of Social Welfare and Development in coordination with other government agencies and private sector concerned.

• Form a Carpenters Guild. • Praise and encourage the children you know. . • Be a friend to a parent. • Take action.don't wait for someone else to do it! • Organize safety systems for your neighborhood.. • Set up an after-school-hours program at a retirement home. CHILD ABUSE: Here are some actions you can take to help children and their parents.. • Get involved with the child welfare board in your country. • Learn more about child abuse and child abuse prevention. • Volunteer. RECOMMENDATION • 1. • Reach out to neighbors or relatives with children. • Be a good example.

but it's also a place for predators to stalk kids." and remind them never to give out personal information. CHILD ABDUCTION: Roughly about 1. like: height. • Report suspected child abuse and neglect. The Internet is a great tool. • Learn to recognize the signs of abuse.• Understand which children are most likely to be abused. These strategies may help: • Have ID-like photos taken of your kids every 6 months and have them fingerprinted. Make sure your kids have the safety information that could help prevent an abduction. . 2. weight. • Make online safety a priority. • Keep your kids' medical and dental records up to date. Avoid posting identifying information or photos of your kids online. and a clear recent photo. Be aware of your kids' Internet activities and chat room "friends. eye color.000 children are missing each day. Many cases might be solved more easily if parents can provide a few key pieces of information about their kids.

. parks. If you've arranged for someone to pick up your kids from school or day care. and nannies carefully and check their references. even for a minute. • • Never go anywhere with a stranger. movie theaters.children tend to trust adults who know their names. • • Never leave kids alone in a car or stroller. Predators can lure kids with questions like "Can you help me find my lost puppy?" or "Do you want to see some cute kittens in my car?" Remind your kids that adults they don't know should never ask them to help or to do things for them. discuss the arrangements beforehand with your kids and with the school or childcare center. • Talking to kids about strangers • Talk to your kids often about safety. public bathrooms. childcare providers. Teach them to: • • Never accept candy or gifts from a stranger. Give them the basics on how to avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations.• Set boundaries about the places your kids go. even if it sounds like fun. or while fundraising door to door. • • Choose caregivers — babysitters. Supervise them in places like malls. • • Avoid dressing your kids in clothing with their names on it .

yard. • Keep these other tips in mind.• • Run away and scream if someone follows them or tries to force them into a car. or play area or to go into someone's home. Review how to use 1-1-7 or a local emergency number. or otherwise makes them feel uneasy. • • Point out the homes of friends around the neighborhood where your kids can go in case of trouble. • • Always tell you or another trusted adult if a stranger asks personal questions. too: • • Make sure younger kids know their names. Instruct kids to ask a cashier for help or stand near the registers or front of the building away from the doors. • • Always ask permission from a parent to leave the house. Remind them that they should never go to the parking lot to look for you. . phone number including area code. • • Say no to anyone who tries to make them do something you've said is wrong or touch them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. exposes himself or herself. Reassure kids that it's OK to tell you even if the person made them promise not to or threatened them in some way. address. and who to call in case of an emergency. • • Discuss what to do if they get lost in a public place or store — most places have emergency procedures for handling lost kids.

• Be sure your kids know whose cars they may ride in and whose they may not.000 children in El Salvador to protect themselves from traffickers. try to stay calm. Give whatever you can to Save the Children (savethechildren. You'll be able to remember details about your child's disappearance more easily if you remain rational and logical. and restaurants overseas. they rescued 10. make sure they keep the door locked and never tell anyone who knocks or calls they are home alone. • 5. • • If your kids are old enough to stay home alone. and remind your kids never to tell anyone the code word. Teach them not to ride with anyone they don't know or with anyone who doesn't know the code word. brothels. contact local law enforcement right away. • • After notifying the authorities. in Indonesia. • • If your child has been abducted. In 2010 alone. • If your child has been abducted: • • Because the first few hours are the most critical in missing-child cases. Face the facts.org/donate ). tragically. Develop code words for caregivers other than mom or dad. the group trained nearly 17. mines. a nonprofit that helps vulnerable kids in more than 120 countries. Educate a freed child slave • 4. Millions of child slaves — some of whom are sold by their impoverished parents — work in fields. it's important to provide officials with information about your child immediately. Teach them to move away from any car that pulls up beside them and is driven by a stranger. They'll ask you for a recent picture of your child and will probably ask you many questions about the time and location you last saw your child and what your child was wearing. CHILD LABOR: • 1. private homes. Find out how many slaves work • 3. even if that person looks lost or confused. there are more slaves today than at any point in human history. Report . • 2. but. • 3. Many people think slavery ended after the Civil War.000 kids from dangerous working conditions.

• 2. • 10. Host a dinner and set an example. Give.• 4. Sponsor a child. Be alert when traveling. Speak up! • 8. CHILD TRAFFICKING: • 1. Get involved. • 7. • 9. • 11. Save an emergency number in your phone. • 6. Protect by prevention. Express your concerns to your political representatives. • 5. Learn. . Support local law enforcement. • 3. • 4.

They should have access to counseling and recovery programs as well as correction programs bringing about behavior change for young offenders. but an entire community. Consider being a mentor to young men in juvenile detention. children. Share your life and your faith with a man looking for direction. • Man up! Our culture’s portrayal of manhood is far from biblical. requests by young men mentors can't be met due to a huge shortage of male volunteers. In nearly every facility. and should not be treated criminals. and you may not only change a life. targeted at parents. • Children who have been victimized should not hide their abuse or feel isolated. “Pimp” has become a glamorized term. Men need to tell other men and the next generation of men that true masculinity protects women and children rather than exploits them. Reporting structures already exist within some NGOs but child pornography is not reported much. • Peer to peer programs should be set up in order to raise awareness and prevent exploitation related to pornography in schools and communities. . videos. • Child Friendly Systems should be set up where victims of pornography can report cases of abuse without being afraid of government authorities. teachers and governments. the destructive effects of pornography have been downplayed.• CHILD PROSTITUTION/PORNOGRAPHY: • Child Pornography • Organize campaigns and trainings aimed at awareness raising on the issue of child pornography on the internet. DVDs and real pictures of children or cartoons showing child pornography.

Create a forum for networking and information sharing. Build a base of knowledge about good practices. • 6.• Protection: • Develop laws where it does not exist and where there are laws. Raise national awareness about prostituted children. • 3. Assess the needs and strengths of the field. • Government should put systems in place to control and manage different media (print. The government shall impose a new policy strengthening the laws which violates children’s rights . • 5. • 4. they must be enforced fully strict punishments against offenders should be done by the government. electronic. • Child Prostitution • 1. • 2. internet and cell phones) that use and show pornography including regulating cafes. Develop consensus for action.