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 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