Child maltreatment includes situations such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Usually children are not mature enough and this quality could be taken advantage of by others. It’s important have someone of integrity and who genuinely cares for the child to supervise the him or her at all times. Even close family or friends cannot be trusted… It’s quite sad.
Maltreatment of children run the gamut - even leaving a child alone can have negative effects on the kid. In the case of young children it is important to have adult supervision at all times to ensure that the child does not get into any trouble or danger. The integrity and conscience of that adult also has to be clear for the safety of the kid.
Children are the most vulnerable members of society, and there are many ways they can be mistreated. Special care should be taken with children to help them understand their rights, including: • Children should never be forced to hug or kiss anyone, even family members • Children need the ability to safely express their feelings • Bullying happens not only at school. Kids need to be taught that they don’t have to deal with bullying on their own. In addition to kids understanding their rights, the adults in their lives also need to be considerate of a child’s feelings, needs, and wants.