[LISTEN] The effects of normalised crime on children

What are the effects of exposing children to violence?'

The high incidence of violence and corruption affects its legal system’s ability to adequately respond to crime, including crime against children performed by both adults and other children.

Azania Mosaka speaks to Boys & Girls Town CEO Lee Loynes about the normalisation of violence and its effects.

Abused children, children who experience violence, neglect and abandonment have fewer neuro-connections in their brains. They also tend to react from the sectarian part of their brains.

Lee Loynes, CEO - Boys & Girls Town

They are not thinking about what should happen and consequences. It is a gut reaction or an immediate reaction.

Lee Loynes, CEO - Boys & Girls Town

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