Child Abuse and Children’s Strategies to Cope with Abuse

Devrim Erginsoy Osmanoğlu

Abstract


health, life, development and / or dignity. The prevention of abuse will be possible through the recognition of abuse
and abuser by the child and strengthening of the active strategies used by the child to act against them. In line with
the general purpose of the study, answer to the questions “Which age groups from among the elementary school and
secondary school students are under the risk in terms of being abused?”, “Which type of abuse is frequently
experienced by the child?”, “Who are the abusers?”, “What are the strategies used by the child abused to cope with
the incidence of abuse?” were sought. An opinion form consisted of 8 questions was used in the current research.
The data collected from a total of 616 students were subjected to content analysis. According to the results obtained
75% of the children from different age groups were found to have been subject to abuse and all the age groups were
most abused by their peers, followed by family members and relatives.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p28

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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