What is child abuse?
Child abuse comes in many forms, including sexual, physical,
emotional, mental, and neglect. Anytime a child is subjected to
physicallly, emotionally, or mentally harmful behavior, it is child
It is also child abuse when a child's physical and emotional
needs are not provided for. These include proper food, shelter,
clothing, medical care, affection, protection from others who are
harming them (when the parent or guardian is aware of it). However,
if the parent or guardian is aware of someone else abusing the
child and they don't do anything to stop it, that makes them guilty
of child abuse, too, by not protecting the child from their abuser;
it comes under the form of abuse by neglect.