Children are the coming generations which are responsible for the further development of family and nation. They are regarded as pure souls who are innocent and carefree. What if their urge to live is disturbed? Can the nation still lead towards development paths? I would say no. that’s what child abuse is called. It is a kind of physical, sexual or psychological maltreatment or neglect of a child or children especially by a parents and close ones. Outcomes of child abuse can result in both short and long term injury, and even death.Some children may not even know that they are suffering from any kind of abuse. Physical abuse involves non-accidental harm to the child like burning, beating, or breaking bones. Verbal abuse includes any kind of act which effects the child emotionally. For example, Scolding the child, belittling themorthreatening physical or sexual acts.Child abuse is increasing at an alarming rate. Especially the girl child. according to a survey one in four girls and one in eight boys are sexually abused before the age of 18, and that approximately one in 20 children are physically abused each year.
Another type of abuse is the child sexual abuse. It is different from verbal abuse. In sexual abuse the child is physically and mentally abused. Sexual abuse includes deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexor sexual activitiesthat the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This behavior includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exposure to pornography.
Child neglect occurs when proper necessities are not provided to the child and proper attention is not given to the child. This can include physical neglect, such as withholding food, clothing, shelter, or other necessities. Medical neglect includes not giving proper medical care to the child when needed. Over half a million children are abused in the UK each year. Bullying or cyberbullying is also common form of child abuse.
Now a big question is that who is responsible for child abuse. Firstly the person who is very close to children is responsible for development of child abuse. Parents and guardians negligence is where child abuse takes place. Parents should observe child’s each and every minor action, where he is going, school friends everything.