Be bold, report it, reach for help?
If you think you are being physically abused, or have been abused, below are a few things to do:
Try not to make your abuser (the person abusing you) angry. He could do more harm to you.
Speak to your teacher when you go to school, or try to let another family member know, especially if the abuser is your mom or dad.
Don't be afraid that your abuser will hurt you the more. Tell a trusted adult and your abuser will be spoken to. No one has the right to abuse you.
For parents and caregivers...
Stay calm, be reassuring and find a quiet place to talk
Believe in what you are being told
Listen carefully to the child's complete story. Do not be in a rush to push for more information
Assure the child that you will do your best to protect and support the child
Seek medical help and contact the police or social services
If the child has told another trusted adult (teacher, school nurse) try to contact them and determine what the best action plan is.
There is always a helpline for abuse: speak to the police for directions and assistance to resolve the problem.