3.1 Identify the Characteristics of Different Types of Child Abuse

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3.1 Identify the characteristics of different types of child abuse

Abuse means any of the following acts which seriously endanger the physical, mental, or emotional health and safety of the child:
The infliction, attempted infliction, or as a result of inadequate supervision, the allowance of the infliction or attempted infliction of physical or mental injury upon the child by a parent or caretaker.
The exploitation or overwork of a child by a parent or caretaker.
The involvement of the child in any sexual act with a parent or caretaker, or the aiding or toleration by the parent or the caretaker of the child’s sexual involvement with any other person or of the child’s involvement in pornographic displays, or any other involvement
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As a consequence the Internet has become a significant tool in the distribution of indecent/pseudo photographs and video clips of children and young people. It is used for online banking, buying and selling goods, finding information and for socialising with others. Images can even be downloaded through satellite navigation systems.

When we think of the types of abuse it is easier to imagine how this may happen in the real world. There are now significant risks of sexual and emotional abuse for children in the “Digital world”. This new term, ‘e-safety’, is concerned with the safeguarding of children and young people in the digital world and ensuring that they feel safe when accessing new technology.

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Risks

When using internet or new technology:

Child sex abusers find the internet or mobile phones a convenient place to participate in a range of child sexual
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