Child abuse is a very common thing in today's society, although some may no aware of this. The abuse occurs in the home where the bruises can be hidden. The emotional and physical scars are hidden behind clothes, makeup and lies. There are four different types of abuse suffered every day by children all across the world. The four different types are physical, sexual, emotional and psychological. The abuse leaves scars with children for the rest of their lives, physical scars, but the one's that cause the most pain are the emotional scars, the scars that last forever.
Child abuse is the intentional use of physical force or intentional omission of care by a parent or caretaker that causes a child to be hurt, maimed, or killed. In the Canada the exact incidence of child abuse and neglect is unknown, but is recognized as a major social problem. Under Provincial laws requiring physicians and encouraging other persons to report incidents of suspected abuse, more than two million cases of neglect and physical abuse are reported annually with child abuse it covers a wide range of parental actions that result in harm being inflicted on children of all ages. The kind of abuse, however, varies with age. Infants and preschool children are most likely to suffer deliberately inflicted fractures, burns, and bruises. This is known as the battered child syndrome.
During the 1960's there were reported cases of sexual abuse, ranging from molestation to incest, primarily involved male perpetrators and school-aged or adolescent female victims.
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