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Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong held a forum on July 14 to discuss measures to prevent violence and abuses against children.

The forum drew nearly 100 students from high and secondary schools representing over 160,000 local children in eight districts and towns in the province.

At the forum, participants raised questions for provincial leaders on urgent issues such as alarming violence at schools, sexual abuse against children, cheat in exams and child marriage.

The children also expressed their wish to live in a safe, healthy and friendly environment, thus helping them develop comprehensively.

Local leaders pledged to increase communications campaigns and tighten management over information, especially through the Internet.

They also stressed the need to increase physical activities for school students, thereby minimizing their use of technological devices.

Provincial leaders also asked local departments, sectors and schools as well as families of children to pay more attention to issues related to children, thus effectively dealing with problems facing children and building a more healthy environment for them.

On the occasion, the People’s Committee of Dak Nong presented 71 gifts to poor students with outstanding academic performances.-VNA