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Warning signs to know if your young children are being abused.

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Every minute, government authorities respond to another report of child sexual abuse . Child sexual abuse may include sexual contact with a child, it may also include other actions like exposing oneself, taking inappropriate pictures or videos of a child. In the world today, young children are being molested, abused and raped to death which is wrong. As adults we are supposed to protect our young children and not expose them to abuse . It has caused serious negative impact on the life and development of the children. Learning the warning signs of child abuse is often the first step to protecting our children that is in danger. If you can spot abuse, you can stop it.

SIGNS THAT A CHILD MAY HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ABUSED

It is not easy to spot sexual abuse because perpetrators often take steps to hide their actions. Some signs are easier to spot than others. If for instance, some warning signs might have been noticed by a caretaker or parent and you know something is not right. It is important to talk to the child instead of ignoring it. Here are some of the signs;

(1) not wanting to be left alone with certain people or being afraid to be away from primary caregivers, especially if this is a new behavior.

(2)tries to avoid removing clothing to change or bathe.

(3) nightmares or fear of being alone at night.

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SIGNS THAT AN ADULT MAY BE HURTING A CHILD

Keeping children safe can be challenging since many perpetrators who sexually abuse children are in positions of trust. 93 percent of child sexual assault victims knows the perpetrators. Be cautious of an adult who spends a lot of time with children and exhibits the following behaviors;

(1)engages in touching that a child or the child's parents or guardians have indicated is unwanted.

(2)spends a lot of time alone with children outside of their roles in the child's life or makes up excuses to be alone with the child.

Note:we must act fast before it is too late, slot of children has died because of this sexual abuse. We must protect our children.

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