United Nation’s Children’s Fund, UNICEF, Jamaica, is urging parents and community members to be more vigilant in protecting the nation’s children.

Unicef Jamaica was reacting to reports that young Shantae was coming from school, unaccompanied, at the time she was abducted.

Child Protection Specialist at UNICEF Jamaica, Janet Cupidon Quallo, says young children should not be allowed to travel to and from school on their own.

She’s also calling on companies to be more flexible and allow parents the time to pick up and drop off their children.

Mrs Cupidon Quallo says parents and community members should not continue to assume that the streets are safe for children.