Discipline Or Abuse?
Approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse
In 2010, 1,537 children died of abuse or neglect.
About 80 percent were under the age of 4.
About 50 percent were under the age of 1.
Abuse in the U.S.
3.6 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the U.S. And the number of children involved in these reports is 6 million.
Child abuse is more than bruises or broken bones. While physical abuse leaves scars, not all child abuse is as obvious. Ignoring children’s needs, putting them in dangerous situations, or making a child feel worthless are also child abuse. All types of child abuse result in serious emotional harm.
Abuse doesn't just happen at home but also online.
Watch the video below for more information.