abuse is defined as any behaviours that do harm
to the physical and psychological development
of a child. Child abuse can occur between children
and their parents or other guardians.
Factors contributing to child
The factors contributing to child
Am I an abusive parent?
To check if you are an abusive
parent, please recall if you had behaved in any of the following
ways towards your child in the past:
or isolated your child
Paid no attention to
your child's emotion
Negligent in providing
enough food, clothes, medical care or education
to your child
Forced your child to
perform a task which is inappropriate to his/her
physical capacity or age.
Do violence to your
child (e.g. hitting with fist, slapping)
Hurt your child with
weapons (e.g. knife, whip)
Induced your child
to engage in sexual intercourse by violence,
coaxing, blandishment, material temptation or
other forms of inducement.
If you answer "Yes" to
any of the above questions, you may have already abused
your child in different ways.
Tips on preventing child
Ways of coping with
Child abuse, whatever the
form, is a serious issue. In fact, both the abuser
and the abused child should receive proper treatment
and counseling (e.g. from a social worker) to prevent
a tragedy from happening. Therefore, if you notice
your friends or neighbours have the propensity to
abuse their child, you are obliged to give them a
hand and help him seek assistance from the professionals.
Social Welfare Department's HotlineTel : 2343 2255
Christian Family Service
(Every Tue, Thu, Sat; 10:00am-10:00pm)
Tel : 2787 1355
House Third Path Man Hotline
(Every Mon, Wed, Fri; 2:00pm-10:00pm)
Phone : 2295 1386
Caritas Hong Kong Family Service
Hotline : 2649 1100