Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
Parents have been urged not to allow the present economic situation in the country to destroy their relationship with their wards.
A Psychologist, Dr (Mrs) Lawrence Adeyemi stated this, saying that it is important for parents to adequately take care of their children.
Adeyemi who is a Social Worker and Welfare Officer, Osun State Ministry of Women, Children and Social Affairs said most parents bully their children because of challenges being faced in the family.
Adeyemi gave the charge while delivering a lecture at a seminar organised for teenagers by a faith based Non Governmental Organization, Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC) in commemoration of 2022 International Human Rights Day.
The psychologist harped on the need to go back to our culture and traditions, saying we have embraced foreign culture which as a result contributed to bullying in the society.
She noted that bullying was not much in the olden days because the norms, values and morals were highly effective and impacted on the children unlike now that foreign culture has taken over .
She stressed the need for more campaign and sensitization at the grassroots about bullying.
Speaking also, a Chief Magistrate, Mrs Funke Oluniyi charged teenagers to always speak up to their parents or intimate friends whenever they are being bullied in school.