• Physical Abuse: Physical abuse is when someone hurts your body on purpose. It can be hitting, slapping, punching, or hurting you in any way that causes pain or injury. It's like when someone uses their body to hurt your body, and it's never okay.

  • Emotional or Psychological Abuse: This kind of abuse is when someone tries to hurt your feelings or messes with your mind. It's when they say mean things, yell at you, or make you feel bad about yourself. Emotional abuse can make you feel sad, scared, or like you're not good enough.

  • Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse is when someone touches you inappropriately or makes you do things without your permission. It's about someone crossing boundaries and doing things you don't want to do. This is never okay, and it's a big problem.

  • Verbal Abuse: Verbal abuse is when someone uses hurtful words to attack you. They might call you names, insult you, or threaten you with words. It's like using words as weapons to make you feel small or scared.

  • Neglect: Neglect is when someone responsible for you doesn't take care of your basic needs. It could be not providing enough food, not making sure you're safe, or not giving you the care and attention you need.

Remember, abuse is never your fault. Talk to a trusted adult or seek help if you or a friend experience any of these types of abuse. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness in all their relationships. 

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