The governor noted that there has been a reduction in the number of reports of child abuse since kids have been home from school.
“Likely a consequence of our educators not having as much face time with Georgia students. Teachers and administrators are often the first ones to see the signs of abuse,” Kemp said. “Now with schools closed we must remain vigilant about this problem and continue to work to remedy it.”
Kemp said children in crisis or anyone who knows of someone who needs help are urged to reach out to the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.
Reports of child abuse and neglect can be made 24/7 with the state at: 1-855-GA CHILD (1-855-422-4453).