For Tutor: Emergency Situations

If you believe that a kid's safety may be in jeopardy, you should report the situation by filling out the Urgent Tutor Contact Form.

Reporting Dangerous, Abusive, or Neglectful Situations
  • If you either see evidence of or hear a kid describe abuse or neglect, Dojo Tutor requires that you immediately report what you've witnessed to our safety team using the Urgent Tutor Contact Form. Depending on your location, you may also have a personal responsibility to report abuse or neglect to local authorities or Child Protective Services (CPS).
  • While abuse or neglect can be hard to define, you should immediately report any time a kid expresses that they believe they are in danger or describes having experienced something more than acceptable physical discipline. If you are unsure, you should always report anything that seems unsafe.

You can find some more information regarding the definition of abuse below, or here.

Physical abuse can result in:
  • Bruises, blisters, burns, cuts/scratches
  • Internal injuries, possible brain damage
  • Broken bones, sprains, dislocated joints
  • Emotional and psychological harm
  • Lifelong injury and/or death
Signs of Physical Abuse:
  • Injury to a child who isn’t crawling yet
  • Visible and severe injuries
  • Injuries at different stages of healing on different surfaces of the body that are unexplained or explained in a way that doesn’t make sense
  • Distinctive shapes of bruising and injuries
  • Frequency, timing, and history of injuries (frequent, after weekends, vacations, school absences)
Behavioral signs of physical abuse:
  • Aggression toward peers, pets, animals
  • Seems afraid of families or other adults
  • Fear, withdrawal, depression, anxiety
  • Wears long sleeves out of season
  • Violent themes in fantasy, art, etc…
  • Nightmares, insomnia
  • Reports injury, severe discipline
  • Immaturity, acting out, emotional and behavior extremes
  • Self-destructive behavior or attitudes
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