What is child abuse? Types, Effects and Solution


What is child abuse?

This is any form of treatment given to someone below 18yrs which is not right according to the law and constitution.

It can be in the form of physical, sexual and mental abuse.



Types of child abuse

1.physical abuse: This involves exerting physical force on a child intentionally such as hitting, biting,strangling a child etc.

2. Sexual abuse:This involves using a child for your desires such as incest (sex between family members), rape etc.

3. Emotional abuse: This involves patterns such as denying a child love, bullying,isolating a child etc.



4. Neglect: Failure to provide for a child's needs such as foods, clothing,accommodation and education.

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Children are abused most time because the adults feel they are powerless, to show Superiority etc.


What are the effects of child abuse?

  • Sadness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Shame
  • Anger
  • Trouble at school.


Report anyone practising child abuse around you to any law enforcement agency as it is illegal, in case of emergency call 112 or 911.remember you have the right to a safe & secure life!

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