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is it ok for my mam to hit me

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Is it okay for my mam to hit me with shoes and other random things  

Answer

Hi and welcome to Ask Alex.   

Thank you so much for contacting us today. We appreciate you reaching out to us. 

You have asked if it is okay for your mam to hit you with your shoes and other random things. We are sorry to hear that this is happening to you, and we want to let you know that this is not okay, and no one should be treated like this.  

Physical abuse involves a person using physical force against another person which causes or could cause them harm. It can be a single incident or something that is ongoing. Some examples of physical abuse could be slapping, hitting, pinching and kicking. Deliberately hurting someone in any way using physical force is physical abuse and is not okay.  You can read more about abuse here: www.childline.ie/what-is-abuse/  

In Ireland, every child and young person has the right to be protected from all forms of abuse. If you experience any kind of abuse, please reach out to someone that can help you. Do you think you would be able to talk to a trusted adult about what is going on for you? This could be another family member, a teacher or a sports coach. If ever you are in immediate danger, you can contact the emergency services on 112 or 999 for free on any mobile phone or landline.   

You can also always call Childline on 1800 66 66 66, or use through our Live Chat service at www.childline.ie. The Childline team is here to listen 24 hours a day, every day. Our services are free, confidential and non-judgemental. We will support you and explore the different options available to you, with you.       

We hope that you have found some of the information useful, thank you for sharing your question. We hope to hear from you soon.  

Alex

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