Session: Child Abuse

Child Abuse

Description:

Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver causes injury, death, emotional damage or a risk of serious harm to a child, whether by action or failure to act. Child maltreatment has many forms, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, coercion and emotional abuse.
 
A study on global child violence by the World Health Organization noted that schools have been closed to 1.5 billion children worldwide due to the pandemic, and their parents face increased stress and anxiety from lost income, social isolation, and possible home crowding. In addition, more time online will expose kids to an increased risk of sexual harassment or bullying online.
 
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