Child sexual abuse is a form of sexual abuse that includes sexual activity with a minor. A child cannot consent to any form of sexual activity, period. When a perpetrator engages with a child this way, they are committing a crime that can have lasting effects on the victim for years. Child sexual abuse does not need to include physical contact (sexual intercourse) between a perpetrator and a child. Some forms of child sexual abuse include:
-Exhibitionism, or exposing oneself to a minor
-Fondling, that is letting the kid to touch
-Perpetrator intentionally touching the kid’s private parts
-Masturbation in the presence of a minor or forcing the minor to masturbate.
-Calling a minor and talking sexual stuff, text messages, or digital interaction (showing porn over phone) are also included in it.
– Producing, Owning, or sharing pornographic images or movies of children
-Sex of any kind with a minor, including vaginal, oral, or anal
-Any other sexual conduct that is harmful to a child’s mental, emotional, or physical welfare
Children who are abused sexually do not loudly complain. At times the kid is totally clueless as to what happened. Make the kid talk. In our society, even if they tell their parents, they ask the kid to be quiet (something very common). One needs to observe the child. The victim can become withdrawn, the victim can lose appetite, would cry easily, would not want to meet other people.
Please, just observe the signs. U will get subtle clues. Be your kid’s friend, so they can confide in you. If the kid expresses what he or she underwent) do not push it under the rug. No matter how close the perpetrator may be, act. Don’t be scared.
Your child would require therapy. Please take your kid for psychotherapy and if u don’t know how to react, please visit a counselor. External wounds get healed easily, emotional trauma takes time and that too with the right technique. Please don’t take this easily. Seek help.