Child Abuse Essay

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Ever wonder how many reports were being made about child abuse? According to National Child Abuse Statistics, “Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6 million children.” If yelling and hitting a child is used as a punishment, then how do you know when you’ve gone too far. Why abuse a child when you can solve things a different way. Child abuse can mess up child’s adulthood; one abuse can lead to another. Approximately five children die every day from child abuse. Child abuse and neglect children are more likely to grow up and become criminals. Child abuse should not be tolerated. Child abuse has many elements touching on its meaning, its victims, and solutions on solving this tragedy. Child abuse is the physical injury or ill treatment of a child under the age of eighteen by the person who is responsible for the child’s safety under any conditions which suggest that the child’s health or safety is harmed. Child abuse usually starts around the age of eighteen months or younger. There are many different types of child abuse, physical, neglect, emotional and sexual. Physical abuse is any non-accidental injury to the child such as hitting, choking, pulling, etc. Neglect is the failure to provide for the child’s physical needs. Not paying attention to the child. Emotional abuse is any attitude or behavior which gets in the way of a child’s mental health and social development. Emotional abuse includes calling the child out their name, telling them their going to be nothing, yelling or screaming at the child, etc. Sexual abuse also referred to molestation, is forcing undesired sexual behavior by one upon another, in this case a child. Child abuse is not the child’s fault; child abuse can be caused by many things. One cause of child abuse is poverty, the state of being poor or lacking of something. Poverty is the

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