There have been disturbing reports of teens being found in partying and clubbing scenes amidst the lockdown. They have been sneaking out of their parents houses and attending private parties where they are meant to engage in sexual orgies and drug abuse.
This has come at the height of the pandemic as schools remain locked for a fear of a reinfection. There have been fears of a second wave of the COVID-19 in Kenya specifically as most businesses try to go back to normal.
There is a serious need for the kids to get busy with reading at home, receiving tutorship online or even getting entertainment from the safety of their parent’s houses. All this sneaking is worrying not just for the reasons related to COVID-19 but also for premature pregnancies and abuse of drugs.
“If we do not step in to help our kids, we fail them as parents”.Henry’s Care Initiative Quotes
As parents, we must be there to make sure that our kids do not sneak out in the middle of the night to engage in shoddy behaviour. This is a duty that we all must take it upon ourselves for the sake of protecting our children.
Let us be more vigilant.