There are so many children being abused - from getting beaten up to molestation. I wonder why abused kids don't speak up. Is it because of fear and feeling of threat or they just don't know why or they are told "don't tell or else"?
Parents, guardians and educators: There are two faces of "don't tell." The positive is when children are told or hear any conversation or gossip about someone getting fat, being ugly or looking old. Use discretion and justification when educating children on the positive side of "don't tell." An example of the negative is when a child is being hit or touched inappropriately. In this situation, there is no such thing as "don't tell." Educate children to tell.
Irene B. Nakama