Violence against Children at High Level

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We are witnessing violence on children on a daily basis, seeing parents tapping them, pulling their hair, even kicking them in public, in schools and kindergartens, said Minister of Labor and Social Policy Mila Carovska on Thursday. "This is not extreme violence but one that has consequences, and we need to work on this. We should all raise the public awareness that parenthood does not involve violence, that parenthood is not a pedagogical measure, that violence is harmful for the child, that violence damages the society and creates a violent culture. We need to prevent this," Carovska told Thursday’s presentation of a study on institutional mechanisms for protection of children from violence. Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski stressed the MoI is one of the institutions that directly copes with the consequences of this severe form of crime.