Child Abuse Essay

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Child Abuse

Every year, thousands of families bring home a new baby. The families spend time watching movies, going on exciting outings, doing crafts like finger painting with their children. Most of these kids brought into the world get to experience what it is to have a loving and caring family, but for a small amount, life is not so fun. They are forced to deal with things that most of us would never imagine. 227,080 children are raped and sexually abused every single year. 811,000 children are physically abused every single year. 97,320 children are emotionally abused every single year. 2,011,280 children are neglected every single year. 60,500 children die of child abuse each and every single year. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that child abuse became a major crime in America and Canada. Child abuse remains to be the least recognized crime and that is why we need to get it realized that it is happening all around us. There are many different forms of child abuse. That is why it is difficult for people to realize it is going on in today’s society. Some are clearer than others. An example is a little 6 year old boy. He was left to live his father and step-mother when his real mother left him. They would lock him in closets, for more than 24 hours at a time. They would chain him so he could not move. He would be forced to eat food coated in spicy sauces and then deprived of liquids. The poor innocent boys cries would be muffled with a radio or dish soap. His crime ? Not being able to sleep. That story was a very clear example of child abuse. This story however is not so clear. A young boy who appeared to have a perfect life. His family would spend all their time with him. Such as playing football, going to parks, reading stories and such. This boy however was very introverted in a very extraverted family. His parents would pick him up and tickle him; a simple act of affection. However this young boy would scream and cry when...
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