I have a question / concern about the mandatory reporting issue. I know a young lady (she's 15) who is most probably being abused by her parents. They are not nice to her even when she is around others and she has multiple bruises which she attributes to them. Now this girl does have a history (not currently) of cutting and has not made any effort to hide the bruising. Last week her face was black and blue, this week her arm is all bruised up and she isn't wanting to use it (to the point it may need x-rayed). Now I know this girl through personal means and I think she and others around us would be very upset if they knew I had reported the abuse. I looked up the website for reporting suspected child abuse and it says that mandated reporters are not allowed to make annonymous reports. Since this is someone I know personally and not professionally - is it acceptable to make an annonymous report?