As a parent, do you still remember the moment you give birth?Do you still remember your children called you "mama" or "baba"??How innocent are them? What is their feeling when you release your tension on them? Have you ever think before you do????
What Is Child Abuse?
"Child abuse" can be defined as causing or permitting any harmful or offensive contact on a child's body; and, any communication or transaction of any kind which humiliates, shames, or frightens the child. Some child development experts go a bit further, and define child abuse as any act or omission, which fails to nurture or in the upbringing of the children.
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act defines child abuse as: “at a minimum, any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.”
A child of any age, sex, race, religion, and socioeconomic background can fall victim to child abuse and neglect.
The acts of abuse that i never want to see again:
Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, & Sexual child Abuse, Neglect (Physical neglect, educational neglect, emotional neglect)
|Physical abuse is any physical injury to a child that is not accidental. Emotional and psychological abuse is when a child is not nurtured and is not provided with love and security. |
Psychological abuse occurs when children are not provided with the necessary environment to develop mentally and/or emotionally.
Sexual abuse is when the child is involved in any sexual activity with an adult or another child who is either older or more powerful.
Neglect is depriving a child of their basic needs. These include food, clothing, warmth and shelter, emotional and physical security and protection, medical and dental care, cleanliness, education, and supervision.
|Signs of physical child abuse|
|Signs of sexual child abuse|
|Signs of emotional child abuse|
|Signs of child neglect|
Nowadays, government have organized Child abuse prevention campaign which help the them escape from abuse and also educate the public to love the children. Children are the hope in the future of the country and the well-being of children is very important.
There are few organization which included Protect and care the children (P.S the children), Malaysian Pediatric Association (MPA), Social Welfare Department of Malaysia, The Women's Aid Organization (WAO) and The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). These few organization is playing important roles to protect the children; in addition they always concern about the issues of child abuse and try their best to give the best life for the children. Children are future leader in our country and they are innocent and have right or opportunity to stay healthy and happily. Besides you can make report through 15999 if you saw any child abuse cases.
Have a get on board to join UNICEF?? Let's lend our hand to spread the news to everyone around the world!!!Stop child abuse!!!
These videos are to raise awareness of child abuse: