Child Abuse And Neglect Of Children Essay

1611 Words Dec 10th, 2014 null Page
A child’s childhood is one of the most important times in their lives. This is a time when they are just discovering the world around them and developing socially, mentally, and physically. The things that a child learns during this time will be with them for the rest of their lives. A child is like a sponge in that they notice and absorb everything in around them. They are extremely curious and want nothing more than to learn everything there is about life. This is why parents have to be careful and loving when raising their kids, because things learned during childhood are not easily forgotten.
Unfortunately, not every child grows up in the most loving and supportive of families. Child abuse and neglect is a serious issue in the United States, and throughout the world. In 2012 there were approximately 3.4 million reports of child abuse and neglect in the U.S., involving around 6.3 million children. One of the most recent and horrendous cases of child abuse was the death of three year old Scott McMillan. Little Scott was hung from his feet and beaten with a frying pan by his parents, who were laughing all the while. Once they were finished beating him, they left him hanging upside down and went to go get pizza. This little boy endured so much pain and suffering during the few years that he was alive. One time he was thrown against a wall and taped to a chair and beaten, all for not eating a piece of toast. Unfortunately, Scott is not the only one who goes through this.…

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