Factors Affecting the Safety of the Street Children in Nigeria: The way Forward

Habibu Hayatu Babajo

Abstract


The Street children survive in a constant fear of the unknown. Every day comes with its attendant unique difficulties, ranging from hunger, molestation, security risk, rape and illiteracy. Street children have been existing for some couple decades all over the World. The vulnerable lifestyle they live, constitute a major socioeconomic, psychological and cultural set back in the society they exist, which invariably affects the nation at large. The absence of parents or a close family member, makes them prone and attractive to adult criminals, who involve them into deviant activities. This paper shall seek to examine the factors affecting the safety of the street children in Nigeria and proffer some possible solutions..

Keywords: Street Children, Safety, Poverty, Nigeria.  


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