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NGO on mission to prevent sexual abuse of kids

KUALA LUMPUR (28/06/2017): Non-governmental organisation Ikram Malaysia is on a mission to prevent sexual abuse of children and discourage the young from watching pornography.
After training by experts, mothers in the NGO will visit schools to teach children how to recognise and guard themselves against paedophiles, said Ikram chief administrative officer Zawiah Mohd Sari.
"They are also telling the children about the adverse influence of pornography. Many secondary school students have admitted to watching pornography on the Internet. We advise them to stop doing it and tell the teachers and parents about how to keep track of what the young do online," she told Bernama.
Zawiah said Ikram members had visited 10 to 15 schools so far in the rural areas of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang and hoped to cover the whole country, but many more volunteers were needed.
"We have psychiatrists and other experts who can tell women volunteers about paedophile behaviour and traits and train them how to lecture young people," she added.
Ikram committee member Haliza Abdul Malik, who helped organise the Mothers Against Pornography campaign, said schoolchildren were told about the ways paedophiles would behave towards them "how they speak, touch you and try to persuade you to do what they want".
"And we tell them how they should protect themselves like shout, run, speak to parents, teachers, people of authority," she said.
Haliza said the campaign followed the revelation of paedophile Richard Huckle who pleaded guilty to 71 sexual offences, including rape, against children between the ages of three and 12 in Malaysia from 2006 to 2014. He was given 22 life sentences by a British court.
"The case shocked us and made us aware of the dangers that children face," she said.
Haliza said Ikram was also concerned about the easy access that children have to pornography.
"We are working with the MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) to develop several applications to enable parents and teachers to keep track of what children do on the Internet," she said. - Bernama


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