Child abuse

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Child abuse is the abuse, mistreatment or hurt done by adults to children. It often means abuse done by a child's parents or another caregiver. Injuries to the skin like bruises may be one of the signs of child abuse.

Types of child abuse[change | change source]

  • Child abandonment - when an adult put away with a child neglecting the duty to care
  • Child labour - when an adult forces a child to work like adult
  • Child sexual abuse — when an adult makes a child do sexual things, including sexual touching, kissing or sexual intercourse. These things cause terrible harm to the child for a very long time, maybe forever. Some of the harm is not felt by the child until he/she grows up.

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