Being abused

What is child abuse?

To be abused is to be badly treated. Child abuse happens when a child is badly treated by a parent, guardian or caregiver or a young person.   

There are different types of child abuse:

Physical abuse

Physical abuse occurs when an adult physically hurts a child on purpose for example:

-Using a lighted cigarette or an iron to burn the arms, legs, or any other parts of the body, resulting in burn marks

-Beating a child until there are red marks on the body, or until the skin bleeds

-Throwing a heavy object, like a chair, at a child

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