Have you ever experienced child abuse before? Think about the children who have been abused. They cannot protect themselves from it. Most of them are so small they don’t know what’s going on. Child Abuse has been around for many and many years, but nobody knows a way to stop it. Child Abuse is not only a bad problem, but it’s a problem that has to be stopped. Most people don’t know much about Child Abuse, or the types of Child Abuse. One type of Child Abuse is called Emotional Abuse. Emotional Abuse is when people say something that is cruel, or intimidating. Another type is Physical Abuse which is when there is hitting, or beating involved in the abuse. A third type is Sexual Abuse which is when the abuser try’s doing things sexually with the child. The final type is Verbal Abuse which is when the abuser criticizes the child with hurtful words. It does not matter what type of Child Abuse it is, they still all have long-term consequences. If the abuser has always told you, you would never be good enough for anything. You will start feeling that everywhere you go people know what has happened in your life. You feel like they always judge you no matter what. Sometimes you may feel that killing yourself is the only answer. No matter how bad it gets never believe it is the only answer. There are plenty of people who could help you in this situation. Just remember the worst thing you can do is not tell anybody that you are being abused. I know you may be a small child, but people will still listen to you even if they don’t really believe you are telling the truth. You should always tell your parents what’s happening. If your parents are doing the abusing, start by telling one of your teachers or somebody you can trust very well. You ... ... middle of paper ... ... do anything by myself. More people need to realize this is a big problem, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Child Abuse isn’t a problem that will stop by itself. We can try to put it to a stop, but we have to make more people aware of how bad it really is. I really hope we can do something, because I wouldn’t want this to happen to one of my kids even though I won’t be doing the abusing I still don’t want it to happen to my kids, because I wouldn’t want this to happen to any of my kids and I will do anything to protect them. It would be good if we could open adoption agencies so all these kids could have another chance to make something of their lives. We should make our children know important things like phone numbers and address. Maybe in the future this horrible problem will come to a stop, but we have to do something because it’s not going away easily.
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Could you imagine how children must feel when they are abused by someone that is supposed to love and protect them, and nothing is done to help them? For this reason, it is important to realize there are legislative laws protecting child abusers from hate crimes, and excuses certain people from mandated reporting abuse. In fact, almost five children die every day as a result of abuse. Also, money is spent to convict and imprison child abusers which could be put towards programs that help people to recognize and prevent abuse. Children are the future; therefore, it is important for them to grow up in an environment they can thrive, feel safe and free from harm. After all, as the old saying “It takes a village to raise a child” stands true to this day. Now is the time for everyone to put forth the extra effort to create ways to bring child abuse, a growing epidemic to an end. As responsible citizens it is the duty to report when child abuse is suspected, create laws that
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Child abuse in America is an ongoing problem and something needs to be done. There are approximately one million children abused annually in the United States. (Table 339) Cases of child abuse and neglect are reported every ten seconds, and researchers believe that there’s three times that amount that goes unnoticed. (Child Abuse: Know the Signs and Stop the Violence Against Children.) Something needs to be done for these children who are too weak and too powerless to help themselves.
Any form of neglect or maltreatment, and failure to meet the basic needs of a child is considered child abuse. Failure of providing enough food, shelter, basic supervision, necessary medical or mental health treatment, adequate education or emotional comfort, is child maltreatment. Other forms of abuse include, physical and sexual abuse, where physical abuse refers to the injury of a child on purpose. Examples of physical abuse include, striking, kicking, beating, biting, or any indication that can be considered physical abuse. Sexual abuse is where a child is engaged in sexual acts or imitation of such acts, whether its through persuasion or by force.
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Child abuse is an issue in every state, every country, worldwide. There is no place that is immune to child abuse. This being stated they need better policies in place regarding the education on child abuse. Many people have many different opinions on how to lessen the amount of child abuse that goes on in this country, however many of them focus on stricter punishment for the abuser’s (Hmurovich, 2009). However, they know that stricter punishment will not lessen the amount of child abuse; it would truly have little to no impact on...
...e letting this happen to the children of the world. There are plenty of foundations trying to help raise awareness of it, but no one is really making a move on it. As a community we need to come together and tackle this problem head on. To try and defeat child abuse there has to be help from local police departments, local schools, and recreational centers. I believe if our community opens a safe environment for adolescents to escapes to, even if it is only for a few hours it might save a life. Having adults to open up to really makes a different in growing children’s life, especially if they are being abused.
There are many different types of Child Abuse in this world. Verbal/Emotional abuse is one that people don’t normally think about. When you hear the word “Abuse” many people think of hitting your children or neglecting them. But Verbal abuse is a problem that many kids have to go through. Like Moumita Ghosh wrote in their article, 8 Serious Negative Effects Of Verbal Abuse On Children, “Verbal abuse is one of the most common and also most overlooked forms of abuse on children. Most times it is passed off as a form of “disciplining” or “tough love”. This ignorant perspective can cause children to experience devastating consequences.”.
The continuing cycle of child abuse can be ended when we are willing to look at the devastation it leaves in the lives of not only the child victims, but everyone who is a part of the family or society where family violence dwells. When individuals are willing to stand up for these young victims and get involved, only then will positive change come. Look at the positive change that grew out of the abuse and rescue of one 9 year old girl named Mary Ellen when one person with compassion in her heart was willing and resolute to get involved and make a difference.
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 is a very serious problem that continues to happen all over the world. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, defines child abuse as a failure to act as a parent or caregiver which results in physical/emotional harm, sexual abuse, and in some cases death. There are many different types of child abuse such as emotional, physical, neglect, and sexual. With each type of abuse there are warning signs you can spot before it is too late. When a child is abused there is a huge possibility that it can cause them to have many long term effects.
Child abuse is one of the highest growing social problems in the United States. A social problem is, “a condition that a significant number of people believe to be a problem. A condition in which there is a sizable difference between the ideals of a society and its actual achievements” (Coleman et al. 2006:2). However, society has changed the way it views the issue, and is working towards finding a solution to this awful problem. Child abuse encompasses four main areas: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Child abuse is considered a sociological phenomenon because it is a learned behavior. Learning the social patterns as to why people abuse will give a better understanding to its reasons, and also the development of society in the way that it views children. 3.6 million children were victims of abuse in the year 2006. Sixty four percent were victims of neglect, sixteen percent suffered from physical abuse, and eight percent were sexually abused. Also in 2006, 1,530 children died as a result of abuse; an average of four children everyday (Child Welfare Information Gateway 2008).