This PSA About Child Sexual Abuse Is Dark, Beautiful And Very Necessary
It teaches children how to talk about the experiences they're told to keep secret. Trigger warning for sexual abuse.
Childline is a Mumbai-based organization that exists to support Indian street children in distress.
A few months ago, Childline released a PSA called "Komal," which follows a 7 year old girl as her world goes from being innocent and perfect...
To one of secrecy and abuse.
As a child, she doesn't understand what "game" she is being made to play, but knows that it is "wrong" and "dirty."
Her teacher notices a change in her demeanor...
And a Childline volunteer is contacted.
She uses diagrams and simple language to explain what constitutes sexual assault, and how children should respond to situations in which they are uncomfortable.
The short film clearly explains difficult concepts, and equips children with language and knowledge essential to their safety.
The video was made as a PSA for teachers and parents to show their children, to initiate a conversation that has always been as difficult as it is necessary.
For more information about Childline, visit their website.
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