What is child abuse?

Child abuse can be anything from neglect to physical, emotional or sexual harm. Read below to learn about each kind of abuse, and what you can do to prevent it from happening.


Occurs when your parent or caregiver has the ability to provide for you, but doesn’t. It’s neglect if you’re not getting basic needs met like:

  • Food

  • Shelter

  • Sleep

  • Education

  • Safety

  • Clothing

  • Medical care

  • Supervision