National Baseline Study on Violence against Children: Philippines (executive summary)
Violence Against Children (VAC) is a global problem; confronting every country in the world. Children are exposed to the threat of violence in all spheres of life; at home, in school and the community, the workplace and in institutions. In all of these settings children are exposed to various forms of violence, including physical, emotional and sexual exploitation and abuse, as well as neglect. New/emerging forms of violence include online exploitation, where easy access to internet and the hidden nature of crimes committed in cyberspace leave children particularly vulnerable.