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Submitted: October 20, 2011

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Submitted: October 20, 2011



 Child Abuse happens a lot around the world. Especially in our country that is supposed to be Free. Children all over the world are being abused by a parent or someone else when for all we know they probably didn’t even do anything. No child deserves to be treated like they’re trash and abused. There is a saying that it shouldn’t have to hurt to be a child and it shouldn’t have to be! Some children shouldn’t have to fear for their lives every day or fear that they are going to be hit if they don’t do something right.

In some cases the child ends up dead because of child abuse. Over 3 millions reports are being made because of child abuse and this is every year. However those reports can be made for multiple children in a home with more than one child. In 2007 approximately 5.8 million children were involved in child abuse. And more than likely the number went up. The numbers shouldn’t be going up! They should be going down not up! How can people be so cruel and mean to abuse an innocent child?

A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. Almost five children die daily because of child abuse. 90% of children sexually abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by family members.  Child abuse occurs every where, doesn’t matter where, the ethic group or anything. 31% of women in prison in the U.S were abused as children. Over 60% of people in drug rehab centers have reported of being abused or neglected as children. It’s stated that about 30% of victims will later on abuse their own kids, keeping this horrible cycle going. The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2007 was $104 billion. Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy. Children who has been sexually abused are 2.5 times more likely to abuse alcohol. See after reading all of these facts are you ready to join one another in your community and help raise awareness of child abuse to help end it?

If a few people get together or join together and form groups and start posting posters or writing essays or anything about child abuse that could help share the awareness of child abuse! People who read about it need to help put a stop to it! Children shouldn’t have to be dying because their family members has anger issues and decides to take it out on them. If more people work together and brings awareness to their community that could make a difference! Anything simple could make a difference for that matter. We need to all try to raise awareness! We need to help prevent another child being killed or hurt!

I mean sure some don’t die but they will never be able to forget what happened. And they would most likely end up in trouble some way or another. We need to help stop child abuse as much as we can. Children shouldn’t have to be afraid, isn’t that why America is a free country? Not for children to be fearing for their lives or for anyone of us for that matter? We should be able to help out better. People have jars places to help stop child abuse, more people need to help. What if you were in their shoes? You would be quick to jump on putting money in jars or making posters, videos, essays, stories, poems anything about it to help stop it. Just think about it when you see a help stop child abuse jar, think about how you would feel if you were abused. Or if you were abused as a child don’t not help, because more than likely somebody saved your life so you could save somebody’s else’s.

I mean the government even has a national child abuse prevention month! The month is April, did you know that? People should do more to raise awareness about child abuse instead of sitting on their butts ignoring everything about it! It affects our country by losing money for it, but it shouldn’t we should do. We should be bringing ourselves together to work for it and work as one big group and then we could help as many as we can!

Some people know about a child or children being abused and they ignore the children or child or the case for that matter. When it could be up to them to save the child(s) life. If you know about a child(s) being abused report it! Tell somebody, don’t just watch it happened. You could being saving the child(s) life, their fate is in your hands if you know about it happening. Because what if they die and if you would have called you could have saved their life! But instead you were too lazy to do it and kept putting it off. Not put it off! Do something about it as soon as you know about it!

There are ton of groups we can join to help stop child abuse. We all need to do everything we can about it. We shouldn’t just sit here and do nothing about it. Would you rather save one or two lives or do nothing and don’t save their lives? Two are better than none! The more people we get to help raise an awareness the more it would be affective! Nobody asked to be abused or killed, and it shouldn’t have to end that way. Not when you and I or a whole group can help stop it. We can make a difference! One person can even make a difference. Like right now am I making a difference in the way you are thinking of child abuse? I hope I am if not then I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Do you feel like reaching out and slapping or knocking some common sense into the people that abuse their children?

So if you see it happening report it, if you know of someone who has been abused ask them questions about how they felt, if you have a heart try to raise awareness. One banner saying Stop Child Abuse could help! We all need to do something about it, not just sit here and wonder about doing something get off our feet and do something about it! I’m doing my part now, are you? If not you need to be! So come on and help me and tons of others people who are trying to help raise awareness of child abuse.

Look on You tube if you really want to and see the stories of child abuses. Kelsey Briggs in one of them, she was 2 about to be 3, her step-dad killed her. A couple of days before her birth daddy was coming home from over seas. The day he got home he had to burry his little girl. She was a beautiful little girl, people suspected child abuse and she ended up with her grandmother, but her mom got her back. According to one page at the end it was like she knew she was dying. I bet you her dad regrets ever joining the Military, or regrets not being able to come home sooner. She was his pride and joy, she loved him she was daddy’s little solider. Read up on that story if you want to maybe that can help make a difference. She ended up breaking both of her legs and was in a cast. You might get sad and if you do then that’s good! It shows that you care about it!

Please don’t blow this off and not do anything about it. Please do something about this and help out the millions of children. The abuser shouldn’t have to take out their anger issues or problems on their children but they do and it’s not fair. I know life isn’t fair but we shouldn’t be playing this as that. Children are our future and do you really want them to be child abuse victims? For all of us non-child abuse victims aren’t you lucky your parents or parent loved you enough not to abuse you? Do you show them how lucky you are? I mean you don’t have to worry about if tonight or today is the day you’re going to be killed. We’re very fortunate people if we can honestly say I have never been abused by anybody. Sure maybe I honestly can’t say that. But I can honestly say my parents have never abused me, and I’m pretty sure you can too? We can help make many more people be able to say that and not be lying.

If you get affected by this, or any other way of people trying to raise awareness then it shows that you care. And since you care you should do something about it. A parent should have thought it through before having kids instead of taking it out on the children; they didn’t ask to be born into the family to get abused. The parent should have just abortion the baby instead of abusing it and ends up killing the poor kid. We shouldn’t have to listen to it, not when we’re able to help spread the awareness and do something about it. If you see it happening pick up the phone and call somebody, if you just blow it off you are no better than the abuser in this case. You’re just helping the abuser not the child(s) and the child(s) is way more important the abuser by not reporting it so do something if you see it!

Child abuse is so wrong, it shouldn’t have to be something that happens daily. We need to be able to stop it and help the child(s) because sure we didn’t do anything. But can you honestly tell me you would be able to sleep with yourself if you knew about a child(s) being abused and did nothing about it? I know I couldn’t be able to. Child abuse is just showing that the adult or abuser has major anger issues and takes it out on the kid because it’s easier to deal with that than the own pain they’re dealing with. When they will end up in jail for it and having their child(s) taken away.  Children shouldn’t have to consider child abuse as their parents’ way of love. It’s not love, and child neglect is just about as bad off.

In 2005 12.1 of every 1,000 American children, almost 900,000 in all suffered abused from adults, with parents of victims accounting for almost 80% of abusers. Every day about four children die due to child abuse or neglect most of them being babies or toddlers. For every incident of child abuse or neglect that gets reported, it’s estimated that two others go unreported. Abused children are more likely to abuse alcohol and become addicted to drugs, and one third will later abuse their own children. Of all prison inmates, 84% were abused as children. So now that you know some more about it are you willing to help raise awareness? Please do something to help child abuse. It should be easy to be a child, it shouldn’t have to be hard or it shouldn’t have to hurt to be a child. What did the child ever do? All they tried to do is show to people that they love them. Let’s try to stop Child Abuse!

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