Essay on Child Abuse Is A Serious Problem

1083 Words May 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver , whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. It has many type of forms including: maltreatment, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, not providing basic needs for life, and emotional abuse. Its killing or forever scaring thousands of kids. Child abuse happens all over America to thousands of innocent children, and is becoming a serious problem. Some say child abuse is only physical however, child abuse takes many different forms. Maltreatment is cruel or violent treatment of a person or just plain mistreatment. Neglect is leaving a child, or fail to care for a child properly. Physical abuse is the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. Sexual abuse is molestation or forcing undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. Exploitation is the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work. Emotional abuse is a person subjecting, or exposing, a child to behavior that may result in any type of body or emotional injury. Child abuse is becoming a serious problem. 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported each other, thousands more go unreported. For every report two more go unreported. In 2014, 205,438 children were sexually abused. Also 60,867 were physically abused. People say that parents do not abuse their children however 95,913 in 2014 children were…

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