Thousands of children around the world face daily abuse that comes from various sources, including parents, teachers, clergy, relatives and strangers.
Child abuse is not something that can always be seen, but there are ways that anyone can help in the detection and prevention. It is vital to ensure that certain signs in the behavior of children. Some of them may be subtle, others obvious. By following a few ways you can detect whether a child is experiencing abuse.
First Talk to children Make sure that children in your life know they have a right to protection and security, and that is not their fault if they are in a situation to be abused. When you know their rights, it is likely that they themselves will report the abuse.
2. Supporting the programs of prevention and protection There are many programs whose mission is to prevent child abuse. All we need to support, because very often the aid comes after you recorded the abuse. Such programs specialize in the prevention of this phenomenon.
3. Inquire about sources that offer such assistance
4. Try to find out the extent of abuse There are different forms of abuse, in addition to physical and sexual. Arise and mental abuse, failure to provide basic living conditions, rejection, isolation and resentment. How informed are, the faster you can spot cases of abuse.
5. Learn the signs that indicate abuse Obviously, bruises and other signs are a clear sign of abuse. But there are signs that are not visible. Often, children who face abuse depressed, unreliable, show inappropriate sexual behavior, hostile mood and so on. They usually have trouble entering into new relationships. These are the most common signs that something is wrong.
6. Keep track behavior changes you notice that the child behaves unusually, for example, a change in sleep patterns and diet, and that it is withdrawn or aggressive, may mean that suffers from some form of abuse.
7. Note whether the child is afraid to go home If you notice that your child does not want to go home or to be afraid of going home, probably worried that home will be misused. If children are afraid to go to school, or go somewhere with some people, it can also be a sign that abuse.
8. Note whether the child behaves indecently Often, children who have been sexually abused express more knowledgeable about sex than befitting their age. Also, you can refer rude and use vulgar language.
9. Note any physical changes in children who do not feed them enough home noticed sudden physical changes. Note the unexpected weight loss, because it suggests that lack proper nutrition.
10. Volunteer! If you have enough free time, you can tune in to some local programs to protect children from abuse. In this way you can participate in the prevention of this phenomenon.