Protecting Children from Abuse
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 2000-08-10
An e-devotee asks how to protect children from abusive parents and teachers. Gurudeva suggests ways to help, and he makes the point that not only are abusive parents teaching the children that they are not loved, but in countries where it is against the law, they are also teaching them that it is OK to break the law.
A question from e-mail, from the United Kingdom in England,
Wondering how to protect children from vicious parents who discipline
them through beating, pinching, hitting, locking in closets and
things like that.
Children marched in London protesting a short while ago. There
are many ways you can help, many countries in todays world have
anonymous phone numbers that you can call and report abuse to
In countries and states where it is against the law to perform
these kinds of acts, you can mention in conversations that the
parents are not only teaching the children to be afraid of them but
the parents are teaching the children, that yes it's all right to
break the law, as long as you don't get caught.
You can stand up in your temple society and speak to the
congregation about this subject and we have a lot on the internet
regarding things that you can do, articles that you can read, factual
information to impress the Asian community that they are perpetuating
war. Stop the war in the home we stop the war in the community and
eventually, hopefully in the world