Child Abuse Cognizance
By: Asyah J.
Child abuse is very serious and people should pay attention to it more. I want to raise more awareness for it because us, as citizens have become numb to the thought of it. In 2005 approximately 1,460 children died from abuse or neglect; almost 77% of these children were 3 years old or younger. We need to report anything unusual thing that we see between a child and an adult; this will give us hope that the next generation will have a good and memorable childhood.
The boy in this picture look as if he was abused physically. This form of abuse leaves the most visible scars. The caption in the picture says, "It usually starts with a "simple" spanking. American prisons are packed with abuse victims, because they eventually grow to be abusers themselves."
This is a representation of how "words hurt." Saying rude and careless things to a child or person hurts just as much as a punch to the face.
When a child is neglected, they don't have the proper food, shelter, and necessities to live a healthy life. This is a form of child abuse because if you are purposely not providing for your child, the child isn't healthy and it's in your hands.