Child abuse is a very common thing in todays society, although not much is heard about it. The abuse occurs in the home where the bruises can be hidden. The emotional and physical scars are hidden behind clothes, makeup and lies. There are four different types of abuse suffered every day by children all across the world. The four different types are physical, sexual, emotional and psychological. The abuse leaves scars with children for the rest of their lives, physical scars, but the ones that cause the most pain are the emotional scars, the scars that last a lifetime.
Child abuse is the intentional use of physical force or intentional omission of care by a parent or caretaker that causes a child to be hurt, wounded, or killed. In Canada the exact statstics of child abuse and neglect is unknown, but is recognized as a major social problem. Under Provincial laws requiring physicians – and encouraging other persons – to report incidents of suspected abuse, more than two million cases of neglect and physical abuse are reported each year.
Child abuse covers a wide range of parental actions that results in harm being inflicted on
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