AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHILD ABUSE
||FARZANA SHAKEEL ALI Posted on: 12/10/2013 Viewer: 2994
BUILDING A CHILD SAFE NATION.
A Social Awareness Movement initiated by
All members of CITY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, Manas City,Indira Nagar under the leadership of
Mrs. Farzana Shakeel Ali, Principal.
PARENTS BEWARE OF CHILD ABUSERS AND TEACH THEM A LESSON OF LIFE .
Child Abuse : Types and Signs
DEFINING CHILD ABUSE
As defined by WHO (1999), “Child Abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and / or emotional ill treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power”.
Child Abuse is a universal and alarming problem.
TYPES OF CHILD ABUSE
• Physical Abuse – Physical Abuse of a child is the inflicting of physical injury upon a child. It may include burning, hitting, punching, kicking, beating, or otherwise harming the child.
• Sexual Abuse – Child sexual abuse is the involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, or for which the child is not developmentally prepared and cannot give consent, or that violate the laws or social taboos of society.
• Neglect and Negligent Treatment – Neglect is the failure to provide for the child’s basic needs. Neglect can be physical, educational or emotional. It may also include abandonment.
• Emotional Abuse – Emotional Abuse also known as verbal abuse, mental abuse, and psychological maltreatment. It includes the failure to provide a developmentally appropriate supportive environment, including the availability of a primary attachment figure , so that the child can develop a stable and full range of emotional and social competencies commensurate with her or his personal potential, and in the context of the society in which the child dwells.
• Exploitation – Commercial or other exploitation of child refers to the use of the child in work other activities for the benefit of others .
• Conscription of Children - Conscription corrupts a child by making him engage in violent , destructive and anti – social behaviour, such as killing and destruction of property thus making him unfit for normal social experience.
SIGNS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
Child Sexual Abuse is a ruthless combination of Sexual Abuse, of Emotional Abuse and of Physical Abuse. The Child Victim of abuse may show a cluster of Physical, Behavioural and Emotional changes listed below:
Physical Symptoms :
Bite marks Unusual bruises Lacerations Burns
High incidence of accidents or frequent injuries like swellings on face and extremities.Complaints of pain upon movement or contact.
Discoloration of skin. Sleep, speech disorders. Bed wetting, recurrent abdominal pain.
Continuous lose motions and passing stools on bed. Constant throat and urinary infections.
Avoids physical contact with others.
Avoids certain adults. Wears clothing to purposely conceal injury, i.e. long sleeves.
Gives inconsistent versions about occurrence of injuries, burns, etc. Often late or absent from school.
Comes early to school, seems reluctant to go home afterwards.
Not concentrating in school. Compulsions, obsessions, phobias, hysterical reactions. Temper tantrums aggressive over demanding behaviour.
Attempt to physically hurt oneself.
Constant rubbing of body parts against objects.
Sexual exploration and abuse of others.
Substance – abuse.
Precocious Sexual – Behavior.
Apprehensive when other children cry.
Depression , anxiety.
Seems frightened by parents.
Has difficulty getting along with others.
Deep sense of isolation.
Little respect for other.
Overly compliant , shy, passive, withdrawn, gives in readily. Plays aggressively, often hurting peers.
PARENTS LET’S COME TOGETHER AND ERADICATE THE MENACE OF CHILD ABUSE AS WELL AS CHILD ABUSER AND BANISH THEM FROM OUR SOCIETY AND MAKE OURCHILD THE HAPPIEST & SAFEST CHILD OF THIS UNIVERSE.
Collegues who helped me in execution
Students and teachers of my previous school and present school.
What did we do
What did we finally achieved
What is the final take away
Parents and children became more aware.