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.
- Pick off
- Hair pulling
- Severe shaking
- Searing Skin
- 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?
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.