Host Thierry Beccaro, notably known for hosting the Motus program for 30 years, delivers poignant testimony to raise awareness of violence against children, which has been increasing since confinement.
To stem the spread of the coronavirus, many European countries are currently in containment. Travel and outings are limited and the population is invited to stay at home. This is the case in Belgium, but also in France, in particular.
In this context, the animator Thierry Beccaro wanted to send a message to the battered children. Indeed, during confinement, these children suffer more from not being able to leave their homes. Often, going to school is their only possible escape, but the schools being closed, these children are condemned to remain locked up with one or more parents who rape them.
“I have been there”
The 63-year-old French host, known in particular for having presented the program Motus, broadcast on France 2, himself suffered family violence when he was a child. In a poignant video posted on the social media of Brut, he speaks directly to him, as a child. “I’m going to talk to you, my little cushy “, he begins, with a picture of him younger on his phone. “I’m going to ask you to be brave because I know it’s complicated. “
The host continues his story: “If I am still here to testify, it is because I have been there. (…) It was only when I got home that it was difficult.“Thierry Beccaro gives his testimony to raise awareness of family violence, but above all to reach the children victims of this violence, through social networks, to make them understand that this is not normal.”There is nothing to justify hitting a child. “
Family violence on the rise in France
Like domestic violence, violence against children has increased in France since confinement. Reports of child abuse increased by 20%, while reports of spousal abuse increased by 32%. Faced with this dramatic observation, many personalities raise their voices to raise awareness of this cause.
In France, an emergency number is dedicated to family violence, it is 119. With us, the Écoute-Enfants line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: it is 103.