Child abuse and molestation are alarmingly increasing around the world. I was shocked when I read the times of India yesterday that a 5-year-old girl was lured with a chocolate and brutally raped by a family acquaintance. She was shaking with fear and bleeding when her mother saw her and the girl recognized the man and they handed him over to the police. This is just one instance. IN several cases these cruel beasts kill the child with fear of getting caught by the police. Many a time it is a very close family member who keeps molesting the child for over a period of time, which leaves her mentally disturbed for life. Are they human? How can they let these small kids suffer with so much pain and aguish? It is cruel and barbaric. I am totally shocked and fervently praying God to protect all our kids from such abuse. How do we protect our girls? How do we warn them? I keep telling my girl not to take any sweets from strangers. I want to tell her not to let anyone touch her. But she is just going to be 5 years old. Will she be prepared if I tell her that? What are the ways in which I can warn her? Elder, experienced parents please advise.