Child abuse cases in Hong Kong are skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, with some parents stressed by job and money worries, experts say

Child abuse cases in Hong Kong are skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic, with some parents stressed by job and money worries, experts say



When a three-year-old boy showed up with fingernail prints on his swollen legs last month, his kindergarten teacher noticed this immediately. A medical examination confirmed her suspicions that the boy was a victim of child abuse. He has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has trouble paying attention or sitting still and lacking self-control. His mother took care of him at home while his father worked as a driver. But the parents changed roles about two months ago when….

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When a three-year-old boy showed up with fingernail prints on his swollen legs last month, his kindergarten teacher noticed this immediately. A medical examination confirmed her suspicions that the boy was a victim of child abuse. He has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and has trouble paying attention or sitting still and lacking self-control. His mother took care of him at home while his father worked as a driver. But the parents changed roles about two months ago when….

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