Facts About Child Abuse
- 84 percent of prison inmates were abused as children.
- One in three girls and one in five boys are sexually abused by an adult at some time during childhood. (Most sexual abusers are someone in the family or someone the child knows, not the proverbial stranger with a lollipop.)
- More than 80 percent of abusers are a parent or someone close to a child. Child abuse is far more likely to occur in the child’s home than in a day care center.
- One in thirteen kids with a parent on drugs is physically abused regularly. (Drug and alcohol abuse in the family makes child abuse about twice as likely.)
- One out of ten babies born today are born to mothers who are abusing drugs. Drinking and smoking heavily during pregnancy also endangers the health of unborn children.
In the US Alone:
- Approximately 800,000 children are the victims of child abuse and neglect.
- Child abuse is three times more prevalent than all childhood cancers combined.
- More than 75% of the children killed were under four years of age.
- Approximately 80% of all child abuse is perpetrated by parents.
What actually is child abuse?
Child abuse has been defined as any form of emotional, sexual, physical, verbal harm or neglect meted out to a child by another person, be it adult or child. So many children than ever before are victims of one form of abuse or the other. Perpetrators consistently device new ways to execute their devilish acts without getting caught or suspected.
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. You should report and protect a child every single day of your and their life, but this is the month to seriously spread the word and speak up.
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1) There is no mandatory entry. For every entry all you need to do, is spread the knowledge about child abuse. Link to this post or Dreamcatchers.
Here are some sample tweets in case you need them:
Tweet 1– Did you know 1 in 3 girls is molested b4 shes an adult ! Stop the cycle! http://budurl.com/jvr6 #childabuse
Tweet 2– 1 in 5 boys will be sexually molested b4 he is an adult! Know The Signs! http://budurl.com/jvr6 #childabuse
Tweet 3– Save a child, know the signs, prevent a death!! BE A VOICE! http://budurl.com/jvr6 #childabuse
Facebook Sample: One in three girls and one in five boys are sexually abused by an adult at some time during childhood. (Most sexual abusers are someone in the family or someone the child knows, not the proverbial stranger with a lollipop.) SAVE A CHILD! KNOW THE SIGNS!! http://budurl.com/jvr6
2) If you follow or fan any of the participants above, each is an entry. Leave your status or follower name.
3) Leave a comment below on a sign of child abuse.
4) Post this button on your blog or website. Simply Copy & Paste in any HTML slot. (Links to Dreamcatchers For Abused Children.)
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5) Blog about Child Abuse! Leave me the link please. (3 entries)
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Giveaway starts on 4/1/2010 and ends 4/30/2010
Every Entry is a DAILY entry. Tweets are UNLIMITED.
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