More than 80 percent of abusers are a parent or someone close to a child. Child abuse is far more likely to occur in the child's home than in a day care center. Anyone who does any of these things has a problem. They need help.
Don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't believe anybody who says something bad will happen if you talk. Things can only get better than they are.
If you know a kid who is being hurt physically or sexually, call 1-800-4-A-CHILD and talk about it. A counselor will tell you just what to do.