Child Abuse in America
“In the USA, an estimated 906,000 children are victims of abuse and neglect every year, making child abuse as common as it is shocking”(Joanna Saisan, “Child Abuse and Neglect”). Why is it that now 2012 children are still being abused by their parents or any family relative when there is a law? Is it a question that parents ignore therefore their breaking the law, or is that children’s are scared to ask for help? According to Saisan, there are many complicated factors that lead to child abuse. For example history of child abuse stress and lack of support alcohol or drug abuse and family domestic violence. In this paper first I will discuss about many forms of child abuse and one of them is child labor, then I will argue about child labor causing many dangerous situations and can concern child’s death, and finally I will discuss the viewing statistics of child abuse likewise physical abuse and child labor. Children are the most valuable and vulnerable resource in life therefore society must take measure to prevent all forms of child abuse.
Child labor is one of the ways in which a child can be abused. In the past children were harm as physical abuse by working in factories none of these were criminals until 1938. In the 1900s, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO) has estimated that 218 million children between the ages of five and seventeen work in developing countries therefore currently more than half of the children worked in factories or in agriculture. By 1900, states varied considerably in whether they had child labor standards and in their content and degree of enforcement by then American children worked in large numbers in mines, glass factories, textiles, agriculture, etc. Children who work long hours, often in dangerous and unhealthy conditions were exposed to lasting physical and psychological harm. “Of nearly 218 million children engaged in child labor around the world, the vast majority...
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