Finally, it has been said by many people that child soldiers are exact replicas of child criminals. For example, “Child soldiers are no different from child criminals. Child soldiers have been responsible for some of the most brutal and violent acts in wartime. In Sierra Leone child soldiers committed acts of rape, mutilation and mass killings of civilians” (INSERT author). To reinforce what was said before, these kids had no control over what they were doing!
The Iraqi soldiers tried to terrorize the Kuwaiti people by subjecting them to different types of torture techniques like raping virgin females and mothers in front of their children. Rape was practiced not only on females but young males too. Many Kuwaiti civilian men, women and children were taken from their homes and never returned to their families. There are still 625 Kuwaiti hostages in Iraq. This number means much to a small community where every family is related to a POW.
One might ask, what does this mean for those being bullied? It means that they cannot escape the abuse, not at school or at home, it follows them everywhere they go, until they are forced to make a choice, live with the abuse forever, commit suicide, or become a bully themselves. Many would say that society, through bullying, plays a large role in the mental and physical scars of many teens. More than seventy-five percent of students are harassed, bullied, or cyberbullied and experience physical, psychological, and/or emotional abuse. More than twenty percent of students admit to being a bully or participating in bully-like activities.
3) Many persons in such conditions, interviewed by the organization, reported acts of rape, forced marriage, violence, forced evictions and overall deficient assistance. As it happens in armed conflicts, civilians are also among the victims and sometimes their government fails to care for them. On the other hand, a deficient health care system may also account for people being born with disabilities. Considering persons with intellectual or physical impairments, the country and an African mission body there ignored UN recommendations to have an updated record of its citizens with disabilities. Some of the interviewed people lived in internal camps for displaced people, despite their disabilities, risking a greater exposure to abuse.
These conditions can cause affect a person on a subconscious level causing them to live a distressed life. Studies show that more than 60% of serial killers, prostitutes, and drug addicts were abused as children with corporal punishment. This means that spanking a child only does more harm than good in their lives. By finding more humane ways of discipline our children we, will see a reduced rate of mentally instable adults in our society. Children that are spanked also develop hate for their guardians growing up which causes them to despise them even when they become adults, some children even wish for their guardian’s to die as a result of the long term abuse.
As society breaks down during conflict, leaving children no access to school, driving them from their homes, or separating them from family members, many children feel that rebel groups become their best chance for survival. Others seek escape from poverty or join military forces to avenge family members who have been killed by the war. Sometimes they even forced to commit atrocities against their own family (britjob p 4 ). The horrible and tragic fate of many unfortunate children is set on path of war murders and suffering, more nations should help to prevent these tragedies and to help stop the suffering of these poor, unfortunate an innocent children. Over the years, many militants and rebel groups have propped up across Africa.
They get raped by relatives or people that are close to them and it leaves them in psychological anarchy, and by the time they are teens they are so used to being mistreated that they start doing it to other people as well. Sometimes they get bullied at school and don't do anything about it because they don't want to be called a "tattletale" or "snitch." Without loving parents the child may grow up to be an alcoholic, dropout, criminal, or even suicide. Why should children who grew up in turmoil be given long sentences that one judge decides upon. More factors should be accounted for such as where the child grew, was he or she neglected, was he or she beat, or even was he or she raised in proper conditions.The judge should review the childs or teens history before making their final judgment, because what if the child has already had a tough childhood.
Child abuse affects millions of children every year. Child abuse is defined as “the hurting or causing harm to a child” (Stewart, 2003, p. 6). Most people do not understand why a parent would want to hurt their children. “The general belief is that parents who maltreat their children are pathological and certainly not like us” (Polonko, 2005). It is not just parents that abuse the children it is also teachers, babysitters, and daycare workers (Stewart, 2003).
Several companies and organizations are also con-cerned with the squalor these workers live in and their staggering working conditions. They attempt to not purchase products made by child laborers (Boukhari 2). Children all over the world are suffering from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse that transpires from child labor. Physical abuse is common place in sweatshops where children work. If the child becomes too slow, or makes a mistake or whines, the child could be beaten, tortured, or slaughtered (George 35).
Throughout history there have been people, under the radar, crying out for help against the social injustices that strip them of their rights to live a normal life. Whether it be on a large or small scale, people all over the world are becoming victims of a cruel and weary lifestyle. Among the more prevalent, the practice of child soldiering has proved to be a very serious social injustice issue. The horrors these children face are unfathomable to most and bring many to tears. After observing the practice of child soldiering, one can see that it is a very serious social injustice issue that must be addressed.