In a tragic event last week a 9th standard kid in Delhi committed suicide as she had been complaining to her parents for long about abuse by her teachers but they didn’t listen to her.

Fearing that she might be failed by her teachers as a punishment, she hung herself. This is not an isolated incident. Children are vulnerable & fearful of speaking up about abuse especially by relatives or persons in authority. When they do gather the courage to speak up, they are often turned not heard.

Please don’t do that. Teach your children critical thinking and give them freedom to question things. Please listen to them when they complain of incidents or such tragedies will continue to happen.