Without realizing it, parents often yell and even physically abuse their children, whether done intentionally or unintentionally. In addition, sometimes children also get violence from friends and people around them, both they know and those they don’t know.
It’s really tragic what has happened lately, there are many cases of violence against children. Children who are still pure and innocent must be willing to suffer due to harsh treatment from parents and other people. Bitter experiences like this will certainly remain throughout the child’s life and will cause problems in the future.
Violence in children is generally triggered due to lack of understanding or negligence of parents or adults who have uncontrollable emotions. Violence to the smallest child is an act that is not justified under the laws of this country.
So what things are classified as child abuse
If a child experiences physical and psychological violence, the violence can take the form of:
- Physical violence is defined as where the parent / adult causes the child to experience physical injury. This includes physical violence if parents are unable to meet their children’s needs and clothing, including nutrition, medicine and basic education. Also when parents neglect their children for a long time.
- Psychic violence is when parents do not provide support, encouragement and guidance to children. In addition, the actions of parents who always find fault with their children and often underestimate them are also classified as psychological violence.
- Sexual violence is when a child is sexually abused by an adult regardless of their age. The perpetrators can be people, adults, adolescents or children his age.
Violence is not only committed by the child’s parents, but can also be committed by people in their environment. So, for that you need to make efforts to prevent and overcome this violence as much as possible in the following ways:
1. Helping Children Protect Theirself
The rise of sexual crimes that have occurred lately certainly makes you even more worried about your child’s safety. Now, this is the time to explain to the child that no one should touch him unnaturally. Give understanding and teach the child to reject any indecent act by leaving where the touch occurs. Remind the child not to easily trust strangers and make the child always tell him if something happens to him.
2. Report to the Authorities
If there is physical, psychological or sexual violence, it is better to immediately report it to the authorities. This is intended to immediately take further action against the suspect and reduce the number of similar crimes occurring. Meanwhile, the victims must immediately get help from medical experts and support from their families.
Such is the effort to prevent and combat violence against children.