THE lack of attention given to children has resulted in their being violent acts and excessive use of the internet.
This was one of the issues more than 200 women from the Indian Division within the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma discussed at their annual rally in Toorak yesterday.
Women from as far as Taveuni, Labasa and Savusavu, were part of the one day gathering where they touched on the women's role in uniting a family.
Women's co-ordinator Aneeta Reuben said traditionally children had been searching for happiness outside the family circle because they could not find it in their own home.
She said most of those children turned to uncles and aunts for reassurance because they were not comfortable speaking to their own parents.
This, she said, was because parents had not given their children the attention they needed.
Reverend William Lucas, the Division Superintendent of the Women Indian Division in Fiji, labelled not having time for children as "ridiculous".
"More quality time, bounded in Christ, is needed because we now live in a modern church," Mr Lucas said.