London, UK (PRWEB) July 31, 2014
Child abuse happens in the homes of more than 700,000 children per year. Unfortunately, many cases of child abuse go unmentioned for various reasons including shame, fear and ridicule. Many abused children feel as if the abuse is their fault. NoBullying releases today a guide to signs of child abuse.
Child abuse involves physical violence such as choking, punching and biting a child. Child abuse also involves striking a child with an object that is not intended for punishment. Items that may be used in an instance of child abuse include irons, belts and pipes. Child abuse can also be emotional or mental or simply in the form of child neglect.
When looking at child abuse, it is also essential to talk about the trend of parental bullying. Bullying parents can use verbal and emotional abuse which leaves a lasting mark on a child’s psyche.
Signs of Child Abuse include cuts and bruises, which are the most obvious signs. Other signs may include lower graders, behavioral changes, and withdrawal from social activities or even strange sexual behaviors.
Abused children sometimes wish that they could go back in time to a time when they first felt safe and secure. For that reason, many of them revert to younger behaviors such as bed-wetting, thumb sucking, and memory or learning difficulties.
Lack of personal hygiene may be one of the signs of child abuse. A neglectful parent will not take the time to do small tasks such as hair brushing, tooth brushing and cleaning. Therefore, the child may come to school with the same clothes on several days in a row. He or she may have dirty fingernails, bad breath or body odor.
Abuse can also affect the way a child sleeps. Insomnia can occur because of recurring nightmares or the fear of a parent causing harm in the middle of the night. Depression can trigger the opposite response and cause the child to get too much sleep.
The guide calls on all members of the community to act out against child abuse by reporting any worrisome cases they may encounter to child services or the police. It is also advised that councilors and teacher try to talk more to the child about their home life to see if there is anything going wrong. A child needs to feel safe enough to tell more about being abused.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “It is an alarming and heartbreaking fact that children are suffering abuse and still afraid to talk about it. Children of abuse can grow up to be bullies and spread more unkindness and harm to others.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.