Educo launches a campaign to protect children from violence

  • In Spain, 63% of parents believe that schools should be responsible for resolving cases of bullying.
  • More than half of parents have posted photos of their children on social networks and their WhatsApp profile.
  • In the case of bullying at school, 17% of parents would do nothing: “Kids will be kids. So long as it doesn't get out of hand, there's no reason to do anything".
  • Every hour, 12 children around the world die as a result of violence.
  • Educo presents a Child Protection Kit to prevent violence against children.

September 13, 2016 — Educo held a press conference today to present its latest campaign to protect children from violence, during which it unveiled the organization’s new Child Protection Kit. The kit aims to prepare parents so that they can prevent cases of violence against children, whether these be bullying, sexual abuse or cyber harassment. The NGO also presented the report Violence against children. Do we know how to protect our children?, a study that reveals disturbing data:

  • Every hour, 12 children around the world die as a result of violence, and neither the States nor leaders have been able to reduce these alarming figures.
  • With respect to Spain, the report reveals that 54% of parents are unaware of the dangers of internet use and that half of parents have posted photos of their children on social networks and their WhatsApp profile.
  • The report also shows that 17% of parents would do nothing upon learning that their children were suffering bullying.
  • In fact, 63% of parents believe that schools should be responsible for resolving cases of bullying.

In the press conference, Educo presented a new advertisement based on a real situation in which two siblings are taking photos and a mother asks them what they are doing. The mother is horrified to learn that her children were going to send the photos to a stranger they met online. The ad aims to raise parents’ awareness so that they can teach their children how to avoid the potential dangers of social networks. You can watch the spot at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NWoQkJkrI

The Executive Director of Educo, Jose M. Faura, took the opportunity to remind us that violence against children is a real problem that occurs more often than we think, especially given that many cases are never brought to light.