WATCH: Are You Misreading The Signs Of Child Abuse?

24/09/2015 4:35 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

In India, approximately 20,000 cases of child abuse are reported annually. Every hour, more than two children are sexually assaulted -- and these are just the reported cases. There are many more cases of abuse that you may not know of.

You may think that it won't happen to someone you know. But, are children safe in so-called safe havens like our homes, schools and gyms?

Maybe not. And, maybe it's time you listen to them.

Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan has launched a social media campaign against child abuse—#FullStop.

The short film has one particular message for the audience: "Listen to your child, he may be trying to tell you something."

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's unending struggle to give every child in the country the childhood he deserves has been noticed world wide. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

Satyarthi's 'Bachpan Bachao Andolan' focuses on rehabilitating child laborers and giving them education and opportunity to make them self reliant.

With the FullStop campaign, Satyarthi seeks to make people aware of the issue and raise their voices against it. Read more about the campaign here.

Watch the campaign's first video above.

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