Child Abuse


Abuse in any form is absolutely not desirable for any one and in any form. Child abuse is considered as one of the most heinous form of abuse. Any type of in appropriate behavior and harassment may be emotional, sexual or physical that may cause mental and physical distress, harm and disturbance to children is usually termed as child abuse and in United States, it is considered a very serious criminal offence. Most of the western countries have strict guidelines and laws to prevent child abuse and all the European and American countries have pledged and vowed to work jointly against the prevention and fighting child abuse. The scene is more critical for child abuse in the underdeveloped and in some developing countries. There are various mode facilitating child abuse and among them child trafficking, child marriage, any type of violent activities. Of all these modes, child trafficking is the most common, ill and bad practice through which children are sold and they are abused and utilized for many illegal activities.

Child abuse can be categorized into various categories. These categories are-a. Physical abuse- Physical abuse is characterized by anger, aggression , physical injuries caused to a child by an adult that results in physical injuries like multiple fractures, burn , scratches, etc. and other type of abuses. Physical abuse often leaves a child with many physical and psychological effects that many times proves to be detrimental for a child’s mental, emotional and physical health. B. Sexual abuse- This type of abuse is characterized by inappropriate sexual behavior by an adult towards a child and it and the survivor victims of child sexual abuse often grows up as mentally and emotionally, physically misbalanced persons. C. Negligence and psychological or emotional abuse constitutes the last variety in the category of child abuses. These type of abuses occur to children who usually comes from a very poor family or where the parents itself are very unstable and abusive and are unable to provide their children with the adequate financial and emotional support and these type of abuses is the commonest ones in the western and other developed countries. The victims of psychological and emotional child abuse often are left with various psychological disorders which often get very difficult to treat and those persons themselves grow up to be very abusive persons themselves.

In order to make the world around us peaceful and a safe place to be lived and to be proud of we must take care of our children with best of our ability and with utmost efficiency and strongly oppose, protest and fight against child abuse and also the abusers.

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