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Child Protection Hotline visit Moot school while celebrating Youth Day

The next event is scheduled for Monday, June 20, with the Wonderboompoort Child Protection Hotline.

Moot Child Protection Hotline visited Hoërskool Wonderboom to educate learners on bullying and the dangers of social media as part of celebrating Youth Day.

The event was organised by Warrant Officer Melani Smit from the Moot FCS on June 15.

Moot Child Hotline founder Danie Van Loggerenberg said they visited the school because “Youth Day plays a big part in the country”.

“In 1976, the youth stood up for themselves and played their role in the change that needed to come.

“In many ways, we are at the same point today.

“Our children are being murdered, raped, abused, neglected and they are killing themselves,” he said.

The event was attended by Moot SAPS, Moot FCS, security companies in the area and other stakeholders.

Van Loggerenberg said in 1976 the youth felt silenced and unheard.

“Even today our youth has been silenced because they are not being listened to.”

He said events are crucially important, to inform and educate our children.

“They need to know of the dangers lurking in the world, and that we care about them.

“At the same time, bullies need to know that we will not tolerate them and they will be dealt with. The schools need to know we are there for them.”

Van Loggerenberg said the next event is scheduled for Monday, June 20, with the Wonderboompoort Child Protection Hotline.

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