'Protect your children' - CISOCA concerned about 33 reported rape cases during summer
Acting head of the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, Detective Inspector Pauline Pink, is asking parents to get more involved in their children's lives to protect them.
She told THE STAR that there are times parents may not be able to be at home with their children; however they should always have a guardian to supervise them.
"I believe the onus is on the parents to provide adequate supervision for their children. If it is that they are not going to be home, they should get adult supervision and they should use creative ways to protect their children," she said.
MONITOR INTERNET USE
Last week, Director of Safety and Security in Schools, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Coleridge Minto, said that 33 children were raped over the summer holiday.
Pink said that parents should get children involved in activities that will keep them active.
She also said that the Internet which is very influential to children should also be monitored.
"Instead of sending them to the movies alone, maybe they (parents) should go to the movies with their children, not all of them. They could participate in some activities of the children especially the games and computer. Instead of having them in the room interacting with persons via the Internet, have them in a family setting," she said.