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Child Abuse

child abuse Child abuse is physical, sexual or emotional mistreatment or neglect of a child or children. The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family or community, but a closer look at the situation may be warranted when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination. Please report to the authorities in case you suspect anything.

The following signs may signal the presence of child abuse or neglect;\

  • Sudden changes in the child’s behavior or school performance or child is withdrawn
  • No help for physical/medical problems when brought to the parent’s attention
  • Parent shows little concern for the child
  • Has difficulty in concentrating
  • Child or children lacks adult supervision and usually left at home alone
  • Child stays late at school or does not want to go home
  • Harsh physical discipline if the child misbehaves
  • Parent demanding a level of physical or academic performance the child cannot achieve
  • Parent and/or child state that they do not like each other
  • Child has unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones, or black eyes
  • Child seems frightened of the parents and protests or cries when they have to go back home
  • Child shrinks at the approach of adults
  • Child reports injury by a parent or another adult care giver
  • Adult describes the child as evil
  • Frequent absence of the child from school
  • Child begs and steals food or money
  • Child is consistently dirt and has severe body odor
  • Child lacks sufficient clothing for specific weather
  • Child uses alcohol or other drugs
  • Child has difficulty walking or sitting
  • Child demonstrates sophisticated or unusual sexual knowledge or behavior
  • Child runs away from home
  • Child reports sexual abuse by a parent or another adult caregiver

Nowadays, child abuse is common so let’s join hands and look out for the young ones.

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