If someone deliberately hurts or injures you or another person, it’s physical abuse. you might be told that it’s your fault or that they are punishing you, but nothing makes it okay for someone to hurt you. Abuse is never your fault. This webpage contains information on physical abuse including how physical abuse can affect you, why are you being physically abused and information on telling someone else.
This webpage contains many sections all with loads of help and advice. These sections include; what is physical abuse?, five things to remember, how physical abuse affects you, why are you being physically abuse?, telling someone else and finally, ways to feel better.
This resource is a comprehensive look into physical abuse of young people. The webpage is divided up into colourful sections each contain information that is bullet pointed instead of walls of text which means young people are more likely to read and digest the information. The page is also interspersed with videos and games to help solidify the message that is being sent of ‘physical abuse is never your fault and you shouldn’t sit in silence if you’re being abused.’
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