By Dazheer McMillan
1.)How does child abuse affect children? 2.)How many kids die or ar injured due to child abuse ? 3.)How can you tell if a child is being abused? 4.)How to report a child abuser?
What is child abuse?
Child abuse is the physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child.
How many kids die or are injured due to child abuse a year ?
In 2005 it was stated that about 1,460 children died from child abuse and neglect in just one year. (according to American Humane association 1878).
What are signs of Child Abuse?
The first sign of child abuse is Unexplained injuries ,visible signs of physical abuse that should raise suspicion are unexplained burns or bruises in the shape of objects.
The second sign is Changes in behavior , as reported by Safe Horizon abuse can lead to a numerous amount of changes in a child’s behavior. Abused children can often appear scared, anxious, depressed, withdrawn or more aggressive.
The fourth sign of child abuse is fear of going home. Abused children often have anxiety about leaving school or about going places with the person who is abusing them.
The fifth sign of child abuse is Changes in eating, The stress, fear and anxiety of being abused may cause the child to gain or lose weight.
The ninth sign of child abuse is Risk-taking behaviors, young people who are beingabused may be in high-risk activities for example using drugs , carrying alcohol ,and carrying a weapon.
How to report child abuse?
you can call a Help line for children at any time day or night. All you would have to do is dial the following number 310-1234 as you may notice there are no area codes all you need is the number.
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