Expats’ Perspectives On Child Sexual Abuse In Vietnam

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Tran Binh Trong Elementary School in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City holds discussions about sexual abuse to raise awareness of students. Tran Binh Trong Elementary School in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City holds discussions about sexual abuse to raise awareness of students.

Child sexual abuse is an ongoing and serious issue that not only Vietnam but also other countries are confronted with. 

Some expats provide Vietnamese with advice on how to deal with the problem.

Educate children about private parts as soon as they talk

Child sexual abuse victims are left with emotional scars that will never leave.

It changes the child to someone else that you hardly recognize as far as how they interact with their parents before and after becoming a victim of sexual abuse, although some help can come from psychiatric care.

Hence, children should be told as soon as they can talk and understand that no one should touch their private parts.

Later when they get to five or six years old parents’ best option is to…

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