Causes and Effects of Child Abuse

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Causes and Effects of child abuse
Have you ever wondered what actually causes parents to abuse their children? If so, you are reading the right essay. For the past day I have researched about child abuse and really got the understanding and sympathy for all the children affected by this crime. Not only is this crime known throughout the world, but the law takes child abuse as a crime and calls for a certain penalty. Child abuse refers to mistreatment of children that occurs physically, mentally or sexually. Physical child abuse involves mistreating children physically, through hurting them, denying them food, beating them excessively or giving them hard labor. Mental child abuse happens when the abuse affects their emotions. This includes abusing them, saying words that hurt them. Sexual child abuse is when any man or woman force children to get sexually involved in any type of way, talking to them inappropriately, or touching them inappropriately. Child abuse has many causes. The first cause of child abuse involves low family income levels. This issue makes parents physically abuse children by forcing them to work in order to help the family gain money for their basic needs. Because of this, children work to get money for their families. The child can also become stressed due to education and hard labor and cause for a mental/ physical breakdown. The differences in cultures also cause child abuse. The way cultures discipline their children differ across the world. Certain cultures punish their children by beating them while others punish their children by denying them certain things or activities. The third cause of child abuse involves family problems. These may result from the death of one or both parents. For example, the story of Cinderella shows abuse that Cinderella is getting from her stepmother and step siblings. These events show the failure of families to take the responsibility of caring for children. The father to Cinderella had married the...
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