Child Protection Week: Bongani's Top Five things we need to stop doing to our children
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Child Protection Week: Bongani's Top Five things we need to stop doing to our children

National Child Protection Week (CPW) is observed in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children, and this week's Top Five is all about that. 

Bongani and his sons / Instagram
Bongani and his sons / Instagram

Listen to Bongani's Top Five, or read the details under the podcast. 

It's that time of the year again where government is encouraging us to take care of our children. 

According to the Government Online site: "The campaign began in 1997 and it aims to mobilise all sectors of society to ensure that children and cared for and protected. While the initiative is led by the Minister of Social Development, it is every citizen’s duty to a role in protecting children and creating a safe and secure environment for them."

This year, the week will take place from 2 to 9 June and we as a country need to come together to protect our children - the future of South Africa. 

Bongani, who has two kids of his own, has come up with a top five list of things we need to stop doing to our children, and it's something that everyone needs to hear. 

The Government Newsroom website has cited that the Department of Social Development has a 24-hour call centre dedicated to provide support and counselling:

  • The toll free number to call is 0800 428 428 (0800 GBV GBV) to speak to a social worker for assistance and counselling.
  • Callers can also request a social worker from the Command Centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cell phone.

Youth can also get help at:

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