Hey, we all know that child abuse happens a lot on this world. But do we know the statistics?
Just to start... this chart is UNBELIEVABLE!! Almost half the chart is kids that are YOUNGER THAN 1 YEAR!! I can't believe these percentages. Can you? I mean who can do this to their little kid? Expecially a baby! And this is only the ones that have been reported. Think about the ones that never get reported. This is 2008. But this chart is from 2006. Imagine what it is now.
In the US 4 children die every day! 3 out of the 4 children are UNDER 4 yrs. old! And the numbers have been going up more and more throughout the years. They say that it is because more and more are being reported. They also think that it is because of the population growing. Which could be right... because they say that the cycle goes on and on. That the only way to stop the cycle is to deal with you own problems of child abuse before you have children. But just to think... this isn't all of the reports. There's many more kids out there dealing with it. And they need our support!
Child abuse is reported every ten seconds. Maybe there should be more call-in centers. I mean. Half of them have a time limit. Like not 24.7. But daytime hours. What is up with that? They need us now. Not when we are ready to answer the phone.
Did you know that up to 37 percent of female prison inmates and 14 percent of male prison inmates were once victims of child abuse? Does that show you how much it screws up there life in the long run. Because of the rage and pain inside of them. That will never go away.
Sadly its hard to say that we can do a whole lot to help... besides watch out for it. And report child abuse when we see it. And be there for the kids that are going through it.
I think that people should talk about child abuse more often in school. Expecially for young kids. That way you can at least teach them a little bit that it IS wrong. And that they can come to their teachers to talk. Councelors are a help. But can't we do more?
My question to you... is what is your full opinion on child abuse. Does anybody have any input on all of this? Or any other ideas of ways to help kids that are going through this. It's a major problem that needs to come to an end!!
Lets close our hands... and hold it there... Not letting it fly away.
Pictures and research... is from the internet... put into my own words. Thankyou for reading!!