Research from Hong Kong’s Child Protection Registry states that for every reported child abuse case in Hong Kong, 99 go unreported. Photo: Shutterstock Research from Hong Kong’s Child Protection Registry states that for every reported child abuse case in Hong Kong, 99 go unreported. Photo: Shutterstock
Research from Hong Kong’s Child Protection Registry states that for every reported child abuse case in Hong Kong, 99 go unreported. Photo: Shutterstock

Child abuse in Hong Kong escalating as pandemic sees children and stressed parents spending more time at home, expert says

  • Issue is made worse by vulnerable children separated from schools and social support systems, says Vanessa Hemavathi, board chair of Help for Children Asia
  • Children are being left in the care of people with little training or authority, while increased exposure to pornography is a major concern

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Research from Hong Kong’s Child Protection Registry states that for every reported child abuse case in Hong Kong, 99 go unreported. Photo: Shutterstock Research from Hong Kong’s Child Protection Registry states that for every reported child abuse case in Hong Kong, 99 go unreported. Photo: Shutterstock
Research from Hong Kong’s Child Protection Registry states that for every reported child abuse case in Hong Kong, 99 go unreported. Photo: Shutterstock
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