Signs of Child Abuse

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One of the fast emerging criminal type of cases is related to child abuse. A few years back, one would have found it hard to imagine that child abuse does exist. In the recent years, there has been a considerable increase in cases related to child abuse. Not just in United States, but thousands of children, all over the world, are begin abused according to the child abuse statistics. One should look out for signs of child abuse as it can help save a child from the sufferings. If you are a teacher, social activist, grandparent, aunt, uncle, elder sibling, family friend or even an acquaintance; it is important to watch out for the warning signs of child abuse.

Child abuse is the worst form of treatment one can mete out to a child. The child is scarred for life, mentally, emotionally as well as physically. It can lead to irreparable damage to the young mind and body. In some cases, it leads to a tragic loss of young life. Ignoring signs of child abuse is a crime. If you are worried that someone you know is suffering from abuse at the hands of their parents, guardians or some other person, then make sure you seek help from authorities. If you are wondering what are the signs of child abuse and neglect, then go through the following list.

Types of Child Abuse

Child abuse is not always broken bones and unexplained bruises. There are different types of child abuse like emotional abuse, educational abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and so on, apart from physical abuse. Let us have a look at the different types to understand the signs of child abuse better.

Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse is the one when the parent or the abuser constantly shames, humiliates and belittles a child. The child is always compared with others and told he/she is worthless, bad or a mistake. The child is threatened or yelled at frequently and suffers from verbal abuse. The child is never…...

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