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Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that involves the continual emotional mistreatment of a child. It’s sometimes called psychological abuse. Emotional abuse can involve deliberately trying to scare, humiliate, isolate or ignore a child. Emotional abuse is often a part of other kinds of abuse, which means it can be difficult to spot the signsor tell the difference, though it can also happen on its own. Some of major cyber bullying could be as follows:

  • Humiliating or constantly criticizing a child
  • Threatening, shouting at a child or calling them names
  • Making the child the subject of jokes, or using sarcasm to hurt a child
  • Blaming and scapegoating
  • Making a child perform degrading acts
  • Not recognizing a child’s own individuality or trying to control their lives
  • Pushing a child too hard or not recognizing their limitations
  • Exposing a child to upsetting events or situations, like domestic abuse or drug taking
  • Failing to promote a child’s social development
  • Not allowing them to have friends
  • Persistently ignoring them
  • Being absent
  • Manipulating a child
  • Never saying anything kind, expressing positive feelings or congratulating a child on successes
  • Never showing any emotions in interactions with a child, also known as emotional neglect.