Track: Child Abuse

Child Abuse


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. Neglect, physical abusesexual abusecoercion and emotional abuse are just a few examples of the various ways that children can be harmed. 
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.