Nivetha Pethuraj who made her Telugu film debut with Mental Madhilo with Sree Vishnu in 2017 has posted a series of videos on her social media platform where she revealed being sexually harassed as a child. At a time when the Kathua rape case and the one in Unnao have left the nation shocked, stirred and shaken, Nivetha has come out in the open about how she was abused as a child and what parents and elders can do to keep their children safe from sexual predators. The actress started her video by saying that there are lots of issues that ail our country and one is about women’s safety.

Many Bollywood actors have also joined the campaign to save the children and Nivetha is the latest to come up with a solution. She shared that she was five when she was taken sexually advantage of and didn’t know what it meant or how to react or talk about it to her parents. She then said that it is imperative for parents to talk about this issue with their kids and start early – at the age of 2 and 3 years old. In her video, Nivetha said that she is sure that many amongst her followers (women and men) would have been victims of sexual harassment but it is important for parents to have that talk and make sure their kids are aware.

She said in her message, “It might be uncomfortable and awkward but it is important that you sit your kids down and tell them about the ‘bad touch’. Start from when they turn 2.”

Check out the videos from Nivetha Pethuraj shares her horror of being sexually abused and urges parents to talk to their kids about the bad touch

Vid 1

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The big revelation

If not from 2-3 years.. atleast start from 4 years.. vid 2

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Urging parents to talk to kids and make them aware

Vid 3.. thanks all

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Where she thanks fans for their heartwarming messages and lauding her for views on how to stop child abuse

Nivetha’s videos have received a lot of views and shares and most comments are hailing the actress for sharing her horror and at the same time giving practical suggestions on how parents can keep their kids safe.