Violence Is The Last Refuge Of The Incompetent!

Physical Abuse towards a child is a behavior when a person commits a physical harm direct or indirect through interacting with a child. For an example, if a child is punished seriously, even if it is not meant to harm the child, this behavior is considered to be a physical abuse and maltreatment.


Child AbuseWhat is physical abuse behavior?

  • Slapping
  • Burning
  • Battering
  • Pinching
  • Pick off
  • Hair pulling
  • Kicking
  • Severe shaking
  • Searing Skin
  • Smothering
  • Cutting with sharp tools

Signs of an existing physical violence:

  • Cuts, scratches, and burns on the face, neck and the upper arm.
  • Pick off or thumping signs of sharp tools after a period of absence.
  • Signs of cigarette burns on the palms of hands, feet, arms and abdominal.
  • Signs of using ropes.

Where can a child be abused? Who is responsible when a child is abused? Does abuse leave any kinds of scars other than physical scars? Have we personally witnessed an abused child of any kind?

Behavioral Abuse

Signs of behavioral violence:

  • Withdrawal symptoms, abuse, regression, and depression.
  • In-ordinary or huge fear of parents or care taker.


Hakim, Yoad Ghanadry. Our Children and How We Protect Them? Palestine: Qader for Community Development, 2013. Print.


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