The First Type of Child Abuse
Globally in 2014 1 billion children aged 2 to 17 experience physical, sexual , and emotional types of violence.-www.compasion.com . There are millions of children around the world who are being abused by someone that they know and are supposed to be trusting. Such as parents ,grandparents,siblings, and close family and friends.the children are very young and dont understand why they are being abused in the ways that they are being abused. There are so many different types of abuse. I chose to talk about this topic because i feel really bad about the millions of young children around the world who are being neglected and abused.
And are being brought into the world being very innocent and being abused by unfit parents or guardians. I feel like its very selfish for the reasons that the children are being abused.Sometimes single parents can blame the child for the other parent leaving and end up taking their anger out on the child.Sometimes it could be that the parents are alcoholics . They could also just be angry with themselves and their lives and don’t wanna see or give their child better in life. But that still doesn’t justify abusing a innocent child. If you feel as if you are an unfit parent or you aren’t going to want the child or even have resentment towards the child give them a better life. Give them up for adoption or even before that practice safe sex or get an abortion. So you can make your life and theirs a much better life. This is why i chose this topic.
The first type of child abuse that i’m going to be talking about is the physical abuse that can occur when it comes to child abuse. Physical abuse is when there is an intentional way of actually hurting and causing trauma to a child.There are many different types of signs and ways that you can tell a child is being abused. The first sign and the most OBVIOUS sign is bruising. The child may have a lot of injuries. The injuries may not match the child’s explanation to how they got it. The reason for that is that they might not want their parents or guardians to get in trouble because again this is supposed to be somebody that they are supposed to trust. Also it could be Because they don’t want their parents or guardians to cause more harm to them.
The other types of physical abuse is fractures and burns. The Children might also feel as if it is their fault that they are being abused when in all reality its not. It is really is the parents who really have the problems. There is also effects that come with physical abuse. The effects are behavioral problems and emotional problems. They child may have a lot of anger issues. They may also have hostility, fear, anxiety, lowered self-esteem and humiliation. They also may have problems with telling others how they feel. They might also feel self- hatred and that everything that they do is wrong. There are so many other things that can affect the child ,change their behavior and the way that they think. Physical abuse can also cause long term consequences, like brain damage and eye damage. They can also cause difficulty trusting others. So they are most likely going to not wanna tell anybody when something is going on that shouldn’t at home. They could go into depression and that could end in them killing themselves. It could end up in drug or alcohol abuse.
The next type of abuse is emotional abuse. Emotional abuse can include rejecting, isolating, terrorizing ,ignoring, corruption. Verbally assaulting, and overpressuring . emotional abuse is when a parent or guardian verbally assaults or puts down the child. Examples of that could be threatening , name calling , and insulting . Child abuse can actually happen in all types of families. As in families who are having money troubles, when there is a one parent home,there problems with drug abuse in the house,families who are going through divorce ,or families who are having problems with alcohol abuse. The ways that you can tell if a child is being emotionally abused are when the child is looking for attention in other adults , their grades in school start to go down, they could start bed wetting, they complain a lot about their head, and stomach hurting , with no reason to be hurting.
They could also stop wanting to be around others like friends and family. They could also want to hurt themselves. If a child is being emotionally abused away from someone to help is for them assure that the child into therapy. You could give the parent or guardian parenting classes. Or you could try to get them out of the household.
In the united states alone more than 4 children die from child abuse and neglect on a daily basis . Over 70%of these children are below the age of 3.(www.Dosomething.org) So that means very young and innocent children die almost everyday because of unfit parents and or guardians. Children who are being abused and neglected ar sometimes afraid to speak up and say something because they are scared that they will be blamed for it or that no one is going to believe them. It also not easy to recognize when a child is being abused . Every year there are more than 3 million reports of child abuse that are made in the united states.-(www.childhelp.com) children have been being abused for years and years and it’s really sad and depressing thing. It shouldn’t happen at all. There’s no real reason that could justify anybody abusing a child. Its a real sick and twisted thing to do.
The last type of child abuse is sexual abuse. 90% of the children who are sexually abused victims know the person who is doing it in some way. 68% are abused by family members. (www.D2l.org)
So this just goes to show that The children can’t even trust there family members. They are also more likely to not have safe sex when they get older.so it would give them a greater risk of getting Stds . they are also more likely to experience pregnancy at a young age . child sexual abuse is when someone forces a child a minor to do sexual activities that they might not want to do. Some things that sexual abuse can include touching inappropriately, sex, masturbating infront of a minor, having sexual pictures of a minor sending sexual pictures to a minor and making pornographic pictures of a minor, and sex trafficking and exposing yourself to a minor. The majority of the people who will actually abuse a child is someone the child knows personally.
The abuser can trick the child into being quiet about the sexual activities that are going on . Alot of the times the abuser will use their authority over the child or they will make the child feel bad and make it seem as if someone doesn’t love them or that what’s going on is supposed to happen and it’s a normal thing. They could also make the child scared by threatening them if they child doesn’t want to participate in the sexual activities or if the child decides that they want to tell another adult. It isn’t always easy to tell when a child is going through these type of things . But the physical signs are bleeding ,or swelling in the child’s genital area , bloody or torn or stained underwear , Difficult walking or sitting frequent urination or yeast infections, sexual abuse is a sinister type if trauma because of the shame that it could give the child afterwards. With childhood sexual abuse , the child is most likely too young to know how to express what is going on and is scared to get help.According to (childhoodtrauma.org) in the U.S on out of three females and one of of five males have been victims of sexual abuse before the age of 18 years. And according to the American Academy of experts in traumatic stress 30% of all male children are molested in some way compared to the 40% of all females.
Children who experience child abuse and neglect are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile .28% more likely to be arrested as an adult and 30% more likely to commit violent crimes – (www.dosomething.com) this could be because of the fact that the child is not getting the attention that they want and need, so they try and go and find any type of attention that they can get, just to get somebody to notice them. Children who experience being neglected stop living normal lives . Most criminal today have been abused in some way as a child. There are many children that are being killed and are known by protective services. So this just goes to show that people have to do a better job to try and get these children away from the abuser. There not much that is really being done for the children who are going through this. I chose this topic because i actually do feel really bad for the children who have to experience this. I also know that if i was to be going through what they actually go through i would look towards anybody for help.