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Protecting Kids From Depravity The Real 'Kidsafe'

Protecting Children From Depravity And Abuse: The Real “Kidsafe”

“The Christian Heritage Party applauds the organisers of “Kidsafe Week”, drawing attention to the dangerous world our children live in. However, we would prefer that the issue of child safety is an ongoing campaign rather than a passing promotion,” said Rosemary Francis, a spokesperson for the Christian Heritage Party.

“While 65% of all leisure accidents occur in the home, it is important that a parent is available to supervise young children. Kitchens are hazardous, with potential burning, poisoning, electrical and sharp-instrument dangers. Water is also dangerous. Drowning is the second leading cause of death, and 88% of child injury deaths are from accidents. Preventable child injuries cost the taxpayers over $57 million each year.”

Christian Heritage contends that a responsible parent at home will reduce the risks faced by children in their own homes. “We would encourage policies which make this possible by initiating a homemakers’ allowance for married couples with dependent children. We would also endeavour to strengthen family life and restore caring communities,” said Mrs Francis.

“We believe that stable marriages and well-functioning families do much to ensure the peace, health and prosperity of all; especially children.

“Christian Heritage intends pressing government to assess the effects of all existing and proposed legislation on family life. In particular, we will demand restrictions on the promotion and advertising of gambling, drug abuse, suicide, prostitution, homosexual activity and pornography.

“Christian Heritage would also oppose the inclusion of offensive language, alcoholism, drug abuse, excessive violence and explicit sexual activity on radio and television. These ugly subjects invade our homes and fascinate, or terrorise our children. By parental responsibility, aided by legislation which restricts the vile sounds and images now beamed into our homes, we can keep more children safe from harm.

Perversions of rape, incest and violence are the things which rob our children of their innocence. They are insidious destroyers of bodies, minds and souls.

“Child safety goes much deeper than limiting physical risks. The devastating effects of living in tension, of fighting parents, of being surrounded by vile language and aggression, drug and alcohol abuse are frequently a curse that is passed on to the next generation.

“During this “Kidsafe Week”, it is my hope that parents will be aware of the ‘hidden dangers’ which influence their tender children.

“As we approach the election, every parent should put pressure on political parties to commit themselves to cleaning up the unsavoury, immoral and unethical things they now condone. Only then will our children be truly safe,” said Mrs Francis.


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