When the term 'child abuse' comes to mind we probably think different
things. Some of us think of children being beaten up, or not being fed. Or
some of us may think of a couple years ago and the two year girl's
mother made her live in the dryer for a week. Whatever we think of child
abuse, I'm going to expand your knowledge of it, by telling you
what it is, why people hurt innocent children, who is involved, the
aftermath, the media's affect and an organization that works hard to
prevent child abuse.
The expression 'child abuse' refers to violence, mistreatment or
neglect placed on a child while in the care of their parents, siblings,
relatives or guardian. Child Abuse is illegal and classified into 4 forms
and I will go over them.
PHYSICAL ABUSE... involves injure to a child or putting the child at
risk of being injured.
Physical abuse can involves one or more of the
following: beating, hitting, shaking, pushing, choking, biting,
burning, kicking and assaulting a child with a weapon.
SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION... involves using a child for
sexual purposes such as rape, incest, forcing a child into prostitution
NEGLECT...is often a repeated incident. It involves neglecting the
needs and wellbeing of a child, such as not providing clothes, food,
shelter or medical needs. Emotional neglect involves not providing
the child with love, safety or a sense of value.
EMOTIONAL ABUSE...involves making threats to a child, excluding
a child in social activities, intimidation and exposing the child to
WHY DO PEOPLE HURT INNOCENT CHILDREN?
There are many reasons one may commit child abuse. They may:
* Be under drugs such as marijuana or alcohol
* Have suffered child abuse in their childhood
* Not be ready to have...