Awareness of Good And Bad Touch Among Children

Manisha Praharaj*
MSc. Tutor, SUM Nursing College, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Periodicity:May - July'2018


In current days, we hear a lot about child abuse and molestation from newspapers and media. Every single day, when we read newspapers, watch news, or use internet, there is always news of young children (both boys and girls) being sexually abused by an adult around them whom they trust or a stranger. The problem is that they do not even realize that something wrong had happened to them. In India, this is widely spreading and occurs both within and outside a family circle. A study says there is one in nine girls and one in 53 boys are abused sexually before the age of 18 years. About 90% of victims are sexually abused by the person they know and only 10% children were abused by strangers (Deb & Mukherjee, 2011). There are many negative consequences of child sexual abuse on children's mental health, which may even continue throughout their life span. Everyday, safety of children throughout the country is threatened by child abuse. Keeping our future generation safe is not only the responsibility of a family, teacher, any agency or a professional group rather it is a responsibility of the whole community.


Good Touch, Bad Touch, Child Sexual Abuse, Violence Against Children, Awareness.

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Praharaj,M.(2018). Awareness of Good and Bad Touch Among Children.i-manager’s Journal on Nursing, 8(2),1-6.


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