The Abuse of Children

The Abuse of Children

he abuse of children has come to be seen as a major social problem and a main cause of many peoples suffering and personal problems all statistics on the incidence and prevalence of child abuse and neglect are disputed by some experts.

Many children live through everyday being abused sexually, physically, and emotionally. More than two million cases of neglect and physical abuse are reported annually. Studies have shown that most parents who abuse their children were once abused as a Child ( Mike Lew).According to the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse.185 children died from child abuse in 1996.There are a lot of ways to put an end to this, it just takes some work and time.

First of all there are the children who are emotionally abused. The question is what is emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is when the child is hurt emotionally causing changes in behavior and low self esteem. For example, the may use extreme or bizarre forms of punishment, such as confinement of a child in a dark closet, and less severe acts belittling, or rejecting treatment(NCCANCH).Children who suffer from this type of abuse grow up being called for bad things and really never know what love is.

Secondly there physical abuse is chartarized by physical injury, usually inflicted as a result of a beating or inappropriately harsh discipline Non-accidental physical injury may include severe beatings, burns, biting, strangulation and scalding with resulting bruises, welts, broken bones, scars or serious internal injuries. (National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse) An "abused child", under the law, means a child less than 18 years of age whose parent or other person legally responsible for the child's care inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical injury by other than accidental means which causes or creates substantial risk of death or serious disfigurement, or impairment of physical health, or loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ. It...

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