Child Abuse Essay

Submitted By eakauola
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More by the government should be done to prevent child abuse.

Aren’t grown-ups meant to be there for their children, to help and to encourage their kids? To take care of them, to help them learn how to do things, show them the right way to behave, to show them what’s wrong and what’s right. Aren’t governments supposed to protect the vulnerable?
Fellow classmates and Mrs Remer, as we all know the majority of adults treat their children well and raise them to be what they are, good people, but there are those odd adults out there who’d rather hurt their children. And then are governments who turn a blind eye.
When it comes to child abuse, it is very difficult for many people to come to understand why anyone would abuse such a beautiful and innocent soul. Facts show that children who were abused when they were young are more likely to be abusive when they grow up and have children. Some studies have shown that 30% of abused children grow up to be abusive parents. Something need to be done to decrease this frightening number of abusive people. Facts also show that: * 2.34 children out of 100,000 die from injuries relating to their abuse, with 80.8% of deaths occurring in children under four years old. * 8 out of 10 sexual abusers are someone in the family or someone the child knows. * Of kids who have a parent who uses drugs, one in 13 is physically abused regularly. * Of all prison inmates, 84% were abused as children. * In everyday life there are people would tend to question “why a child who knows how hard it was when they were children themselves would grow up and do the same to their children. In most cases children grow up thinking that whatever their parents do or did is right.
Nowadays, the problem that children are facing is when they are abused they don’t often learn that abusing a child is the wrong thing to do, and in this case children will also be more likely to abuse their children which in turn can lead to an intergenerational show of violence. Another cause that can lead to child abuse is STRESS, and for those parents who often don’t know how to handle stress will often lose it and eventually leading to the parents abusing their children.
“Child Abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime”, Herbert Ward stated. Every year, world-wide, 3…