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To reduce the rate of kidnappings and ensure the safety of children at home, a Nigerian background check and due diligence company, Iverify.ng has launched an online platform for verification of housekeepers, nannies and other caregivers.

Speaking at a webinar on child safety and due diligence on the theme: “My child, my future, the place of due diligence in keeping our children safe”, a program organized to enlighten parents on general safety in their homes, Iverify.ng Founder Zita Agwunobi said child safety and protection starts at home.

According to her, child safety begins with the family values ​​that the child is exposed to, which eventually translates into personal values ​​as he grows from his formative stage.

She said parents engaging an independent verification company like Iverify.ng to provide due diligence checks to their housekeepers and carers would go a long way to reducing the risk of welcoming criminals and people of questionable character into their homes. .

She said: “Documentation is the key to getting a good carer because we open a file for your future employee, who is the personality involved. Documenting who the caregiver is is very important for parents.

“In Interaction, we take the time to ask unrelated questions and have a conversation with the person who will end up spending quality time with the kids once hired. We don’t forget to look for key indicators at this stage based on your family values, which you will also check with the employee; body language is relevant and valid at this stage.

At the event, other childcare and digital learning experts, such as The Baby Lounge CEO Itoro Ugorji, who spoke about “Checklists for Intentional Parenting and Caregiving in the Digital Age” and 9ija kids co-founder Titi Adewusi, speaking on “Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet”, praised organizers for educating parents on child safety. children.

They also advised parents to guide and monitor their wards’ online activities.

Stephen V. Lee