7 sequels of child abuse

According to information from the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) 6 out of 10 Mexicans suffer child abuse at some point in their lives; 10.1% of students suffer physical aggression in school, 5.5% have been victims of sexual violence and 16.6% of emotional violence.

Child maltreatment, often hidden, is one of the main causes of school dropout and child deaths. Even in Mexico, infants grow up in a context of daily violence that leaves physical, mental and emotional consequences.

A very clear example is what happened in kindergarten "The Caracola " , where the director, Elena López He physically and psychologically mistreated the infants, as shown below in the following video of Excelsior.com.mx.

Elena López, has three complaints for equal family violence and the installations exhibit tapes with the legends of previous inquiries, to warn parents about the case.

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7 sequels of child abuse

For its part, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that child abuse is defined as abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation of children under 18 years of age, which cause harm to the health, development or dignity of the child, through a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.

This type of violence has a negative impact on children and families in the long term, as it can register cases of stress, alteration in the development of the nervous and immune systems, as well as:


  1. Acts of violence (victims or victimizers)
  2. Depression
  3. Tobacco use
  4. Obesity
  5. High risk sexual behaviors
  6. Unwanted pregnancies
  7. Consumption of alcohol and drugs

Besides, the WHO It highlights that these behaviors increase the development of heart disease, cancer, suicide and sexually transmitted infections.

It is important that you watch from the behavior of your child and the environment in which it develops, to avoid the consequences of child abuse and build a better world for children. And you, do you know of any case of child abuse in your community?

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