Child Abuse

Know when children are being abused

Child Abuse Statistics

-The number of child abuse in one year for the United States was 3.6 million.

- 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

Big image

Symptoms to Look For

-young people who are abused are more likely to perform bad in school

-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

Big image

How to Report Child Abuse

-Call 1-800-362-2178, this number is available all day, and everyday.

-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.

Big image