Informative Essay: Child Abuse And Neglect

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On the day before Easter the mentally unstable mother of a five-year-old Bronx boy named Daytown Bennet tied him to a chair and beat him to death with a broomstick. Starving when he died- he weighed just 30 pounds" (Grapes 54). This event with Daytown is another case in the books. The sad situation is this is happening on a daily basis. How do we help a child who we know is being abused? Child abuse comes in many shapes and forms, but overall children should not have to deal with the actions of their parents. The children should not bare the pain from the individuals that brought them into this world. Child abuse such as physical, emotional, sexually, and child neglect is happening at this moment and all around in our daily life.

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A victim of emotional abuse over goes verbal and internal abuse. The victim may be told awful things about their self. Internally they can be telling themselves, they are not good enough for society, because they were told in the past that they are worthless and no good to the world. "Most abused and neglected children never come to the attention of authorities" (Grapes 13). Most children who deal with emotional abuse view themselves as worthless and not supposed to be here on earth any longer. Many victims end up with emotional abuse due to social media and feeling the lack of the "perfect imaged body". Depression sets in as a result of being bullied physically, emotionally, or being too hard on themselves. Once depression hits a child it is hard for them to take their thoughts and flip them to positives. Most children who end up with children take their lives, because they feel they are so worthless or never good enough to "fit in" Children should never have to second think their life. They should never have to go through that. Every one 's life is valuable in it 's own way. We were created to be loved, not worthless and …show more content…
If the child has stress from work, alcohol problems, smoking, or drugs. Most parents take their problems out on their children. Children bare the abuse physically, mentally, and sexually from their relatives or people they are very close to. Its unlikely that the child is molested, abuse, or torn into by a stranger they met on the streets. Parents then hid all the evidence on their children by telling them if they are questioned by individuals they should lie and say they fell or they made the bruise themselves. Over all children should not take the consequence from their parents. They should not have to fear going home and fear their parents the ones who are made to love them every second of the day. Child abuse must end today or even in the near future. Children are dying too

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