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Child abuse or child molestation, particularly by a parent or other caretaker, is physical, sexual or psychological mistreatment or neglect of a child or children. It may include any act or failure of a parent or other caretaker to act that results in direct or indirect harm to a child, which may occur at a child’s home or at organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with.

The World Health Organization describes CHILD MALTREATMENT in six types: physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental and psychological abuse, neglect, child trafficking / commercial sexual exploitation of children and institutional abuse.

1. Physical Abuse –

It is the intended use of physical violence against the child that causes–or is likely to cause–damage to the health, survival, growth or dignity of the child. This involves hitting, pushing, kicking, shaking, biting, stabbing, burning, poisoning, and suffocating. Usually, against children in the home, the object of punishment did a lot of physical violence.

2. Sexual Abuse –

It is a type of child abuse in which a child is mistreated for sexual satisfaction by an adult or older teen. Sexual abuse relates to a child’s involvement in a sexual act directed at the physical personal satisfaction or economic benefit of the acting individual.

3. Psychological Abuse –

Non-accidental mental or visual acts that lead to important psychological damage to the kid by the parent or caretaker of a baby.

4. Neglect –

Child neglect is the failure of a parent or other person responsible for the child to provide the necessary food, clothing, shelter, medical services or guidance to the level that the health, safety or well-being of the child may be harmful. Neglect is also a lack of attention from the people the child is with, and the failure to provide the appropriate and enough basic needs for the survival of the child. And that would be a lack of attention, love, and care.

5. Child Trafficking / Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) –

A commercially sexually abused child is one under the age of 18 who participates, agrees to participate or offers sexual activity in return for cash, clothing, food, shelter, education, goods or care. Abused teenagers are not “child prostitutes,” they are child victims.

6. Institutional Abuse –

Abuse or negligence happening in need of a child at group homes, residential or government or private classrooms, hospitals, prisons and treatment centers, foster care homes for families, daycare centers for groups and daycare homes for families.

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