How to tell if your child is being sexually abused

How to tell if your child is being sexually abused

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– The commonest sign of sexual abuse is bruises.

– If your child suddenly becomes distant and secretive could mean she is been abused.

 

The worst experience any parents can ever have is when their child is being sexually abused.  Bad things do happen even when you make sure your kids are safe. Nowadays, a child being sexually abused is common. While making absolute sure your child is safe, you can also look out for these signs in your child so as to take appropriate actions.

Here are signs to watch out for:

Bruises
The commonest sign of sexual abuse is bruises all over the body gotten from using force and holding especially, it is found on the arm. However, they can also get bruises from playing and umping around. Notice and pay rampant attention to how often your child comes home with bruises. copyright www.naijapr.com

Difficulty in sitting or walking
If you discover all of a sudden your child is finding it difficult to sit or walk it possible she has been sexually abused. Check her whole body for bruises or better still get her the hospital as soon as possible to check her properly.

Swelling in genital or chest area
Another obvious signs of a sexual abuse is swelling or bruises around the genital area. Check for scratches as result of force or redness around the area.

Quiet and secretive                                                                                                    If your child suddenly becomes distant and secretive could mean she is been abused. If she is not comfortable telling you what happen in school or while you were away that could be a sign.

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Acts jumpy
Suddenly, she is acting afraid and panicky that means something is wrong. Also is finding it difficult to sleep or having nightmares. Take the signs seriously and also take medical measures to help your child. Make sure the perpetrator is arrested.