Child Sexual Abuse: Definition & Statistics


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What is child sexual abuse?

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1. Which if the following is a form of non-sexual contact that is considered child sexual abuse?

2. Compared to adults, how likely are children to experience sexual abuse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set let you find out how much you know about child sexual abuse. You will identify key statistics and types of crimes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll test your understanding of concepts like:

  • Rates of child sexual abuse as compared to adults
  • How likely it is that a child will know their abuser
  • Common signs of child sexual abuse

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as child sexual abuse
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the rates of child and adult sexual abuse
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding forms of non-sexual contact that are still considered sexual abuse

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this type of abuse by reviewing the lesson titled Child Sexual Abuse: Definition & Statistics. It will explore concepts like:

  • What percentage of all children will experience some form of sexual abuse
  • How girls and boys differ in rates of abuse
  • Why pedophiles do not account for the majority of child sexual abuse cases