Know when children are being abused
Child Abuse Statistics
- 16.4 percent of teachers report child abuse
-it is about 50-50 if girls are abused or if it is boys are abused
-in 2010 13,449 children were physically abused or neglected in Iowa
Symptoms to Look For
-sometimes children who are being abused lose their self confidence
-some children may not want to go home after school, or they want be reluctant to leave
-they may have bruises that do not match the explanation
-the parents of the child may ask the teacher to use harsh physical discipline
How to Report Child Abuse
-You need to be able to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child.
- If the case is an emergency call 911.
Go to the link below for more information about reporting abuse.