Thesis: "Most parents and other caregivers do not intend to hurt their children, but abuse is defined by the effect on the child, not the motivation of the parents or caregiver." Child abuse is a very large problem in the world. People need to realize the types, the cause, and how to prevent child abuse.
II. What causes Child abuse
October 3, 2014
Most people do not know that sixty-seven percent of children that are abused are less than one years old and eighty percent are less than three years old (Child Abuse). They’re different types of child abuse which are physical, emotional, sexual, and verbal. Physical abuse is when contact intended to cause feelings and being harmed. Assault relates to physical abuse because they attack a person physically. Being bodily harmed is when someone is putting there hands on someone else. The causes of physical abuse are alcoholism, domestic violence, drugs, being a single parent, lack of education and poverty. The symptoms of physical abuse are black eyes, bruises and marks that are unusual, and bruises in areas where they should not be on a child.(See Figure 1) Sexual abuse is when any type of action that does not want to be done but they can not stop it. Threats relate to sexual abuse because the sex offender may make threats to the child to cause them to do what they do not want to. Everyone should have to know about sexual abuse because everyday there is someone who is being sexual abused that someone may not know about because that child would be scared to tell anyone or would not know how to tell people. Rape is a common form of sexual assault. It is committed in many situations on a date, by a friend or an acquaintance, or when people think they are alone. Educate people on “date rape” drugs. They can be slipped into a drink when a victim is not looking. Attackers use date rape drugs to make a person unable to resist assault. These drugs can also cause memory loss so the victim does not know what happened. A society has started to realize how child sexual abuse really hurts children. Non-touching a child sexually includes masturbating and exposing children to watching pornographic. Sexual abuse robs children childhood life because they start to lose trust in people and as well as there self “self-abusive behavior”. The causes of sexual abuse are oral sex, pornography, sexual intercourse, and touching. The symptoms of sexual abuse are eating disorders, sleeping problems, and pain during a bowel movement. Emotional abuse is when people are rejecting everyone and terrorizing things and not really able to control it. The causes of emotional abuse are shy, passives complaints, self destructive behavior, cruel to others, and overly demanding. The causes of child abuse which are stress, family structure, and drugs. Stress is apart of child abuse because if the parents are stressing they may take their anger out on the child, and drugs is also apart of child abuse because the parent may be using drugs and it will affect the child with they parents abusing them. My third main point is how to prevent child abuse. People can prevent child abuse by having talks often with the child and by making sure the child is safe wherever they are at and making sure that the other child parents is aware of everything. There are a pattern of abuse regarding boys and girls. Fathers kill their children and mothers are killed by starvation. The majority of people that abuse children are parents and eleven percent of them are relatives of that child (Child Abuse). There are mostly two types of abuses that are mostly used, sexual abuse is dealing in any type of way, and it is also when someone is touching the child’s genital. Touching