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Child Abuse and Exploitation: Distinguishing Facts from Myths

Child abuse is the act carried out by individuals for varying reasons. These people tend to exploit children because of their inherent innocence and ignorance. Unfortunately for parents, every kid is vulnerable to it regardless of age, social class, or gender. While much has been said about the nature of child abuse and exploitation, some are true while others are purely myths.

Child abuse is the act carried out by individuals for varying reasons. These people tend to exploit children because of their inherent innocence and ignorance. Unfortunately for parents, every kid is vulnerable to it regardless of age, social class, or gender. While much has been said about the nature of child abuse and exploitation, some are true while others are purely myths.

- A lot of so-called experts contend that an act can only be considered as child abuse when there is the presence of violence. However, such notion is not entirely accurate. Abuse accompanied with violence is commonly referred to as physical abuse. Aside from it, there are others acts that constitute abuse without physical contact. This includes emotional torment and neglect. The kind of trauma a child victim gets from neglect as well as emotional torture is equal to that physical abuse.

- On common notion, one would think that every person who abuses a child is bad. But you should understand that not all of them are. Some people unintentionally harm their kids because they themselves suffer from health or mental issues. Others on the other hand have been dealing with alcohol or substance abuse to forget other problems in life. While they may not have wanted to abuse or harm their own kids, they are still liable for the offense or crime.

- The old lesson in child abuse cases are that majority of offenders is total strangers. But in reality, a lot of recent prosecutions have revealed that close acquaintances, relatives, and even family members are more likely to abuse children than strangers. For them, it is easier to gain the trust and company of the child since they already know each other.

- Finally, it isn’t true at all that children who have experienced abuse will also grow up being abuser themselves. There is no definite and convincing scientific proof that links a past experience from being manifested as a person grows and matures. In fact, a lot of victims are even leading the initiative in fighting the crime and protecting potential victims of abuse and exploitation.

03.27.2017 | Guest

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Monday, 27 March 2017

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Deborrah Cooper said,
  Jill Watson, you sound delusional. You also sound very defensive, like a pimp at  
Jeannie said,
  how do I find out if my niece is lieing about being molested by my husband? What  
Bruce Nelson said,
  How about publishing it in epub format - readable on many other ereaders? Why?  

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