1000+ Blogging Against Abuse: Stop Child Abuse

September 27, 2007 at 7:49 pm (Halloween Safety, Uncategorized)

Blogging Against AbuseToday is the day of the BlogCatalog Bloggers Unite Against Abuse. 1000+ Bloggers from all over the globe are blogging about various aspects of abuse. Some of the topics include:

  • Child Abuse
  • Animal/pet abuse
  • Elderly Abuse
  • Environmental Abuse
  • Political abuse
  • Domestic Abuse

This blog since it is a Halloween blog is going to be blogging about child abuse. The post represents my opinions, and is not based on fact. I also use a tremendous amount of hypothetical situations.

Stop Child Abuse

What exactly is Child Abuse?

  • Emotional abuse- this can include terrorizing of children to outright neglect or abandonment. Far more difficult to ascertain in many respects, because it does not often leave any outward signs. Also what may be emotional abuse to one person, may be a form of discipline by another. I do feel it is a really important type of abuse that needs to be considered, because emotional pain is often far worse than physical pain, and often times last much longer, and also affects the children when they become adults.
  • Physical abuse-Often times physical abuse and emotional abuse go hand in hand, but not always. One may use physical abuse to control or it maybe a direct result of the emotional abuse. But in other instances, emotional and physical abuse do not go hand in hand. Physical abuse is the more serious of the two because it can often lead to a defenseless child being killed.
    • Say a parent is driving their car, and the child is in the front or back seat not belted in or using an appropriate car seat and an accident occurs. I would consider this to be physical abuse.
    • Back to the subject of Halloween, your child decides to wear a costume that is way to big for him or her, and proceeds to go out on Hallows eve and has an accident that involves an emergency room visit. It was a preventable accident. See our Halloween Safety tips post for tips to a safe Halloween.
  • Sexual Abuse- in many parts of the world to include the US, children are often sold into a life of prostitution or are forced to participate in the sex trades by making movies or other forms of pornography. I am not going to go into any detail here, but please be aware it does exist. Further reading on the subject can be found in the links below.

Suffice it to say, Child Abuse is a serious problem that exists in all levels of our society and in many different ways. Below you will find posts of some bloggers that participated in the Blogging Against Abuse Blogging event that had the subject of Child abuse as their topic. This is not an all inclusive list, so if I missed any of the child abuse blogs, please drop me a line and I will add you to the list.

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