Argumentative Essay On Child Abuse

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Child abuse refers to lack of care or any type of emotional, physical or sexual mistreatment that results in emotional damage or physical injury to a child or a youth. In most countries, children are considered to be anyone below 18 years of age. Child abuse can occur directly by harming a child or indirectly by failing to prevent the child from any form of harm or injury. Child abuse can occur either in the family set up, in the community set up or in an institution such as a school. Also, children can be abused by adults or by other children or by people who know them or people who are complete strangers to them. Child abuse takes the following main forms; Emotional abuse this involve acts that hurt the feelings of a child. It can involve …show more content…

This is no facts that support the case for child abuse, but there are so many facts that support the case against child abuse. Child abuse is mostly discouraged because most of its effects are negative which includes; Juvenile delinquency which is closely associated with child abuse. Research shows that many of the people who engage in crimes suffered child abuse when they were children. Not all street children are orphans most of them have parents, but they chose to run away from their homes and live in the streets due to child abuse and harassment in their homes and families. Most of those youths who spend their lives in juvenile and prisons are those who suffered child abuse in their homes and as a result of frustration, they engage in criminal …show more content…

Such children blame themselves for it, they keep it a secret in fear of how people will perceive it if they know. Others avoid guilt by engaging in self-destructive sexual behaviors while others get involved in drug abuse or even attempt to commit suicide. A child who suffers child abuse also have social problems, they have problems with interacting with other children. They tend to be nasty to other children, they do not have the courage to have close relationships with others, this is because they lack social skills. This child tends to have aggressive behavior, they are hostile and less attentive to social cues. They are unable to handle their personal problems and blame others for almost everything. Children who suffer physical abuse are violent, most children brought up in violent homes especially where wife battering is common are violent. They become tomorrow murderers and perpetrators of crimes of violence. Children who suffer abuse also tend to be alcoholism, they take alcohol to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. They also use alcohol to enhance their self-esteem, which in reality it does

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