Violence against children is completely preventable!
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kids safe from harm and violence is up to everyone of us!
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Violence against children only ends when a child comes forward or a concerned person recognizes the warning signs and reports the abuse.
Sometimes, people may fear getting personally involved or they may be in denial of a child they know who is being hurt. Making a call to the hotline where the child is being harmed can generate help a family needs but is unable to seek. Child violence is a problem on the national and local levels that requires action in the form of caring individuals in each community.
Children are our dreams and hopes. They will reflect their childhood as an adult. They are never at fault for the violence that adults inflict upon them. You can help replace the hate, hurt and fear of a child victim with love, understanding and security by taking an active role.
persons actions, or lack of action, not only affects the abused child,
but everyone in our country. Even if you just suspect abuse
Child abuse is against the law and you can report it anonymously, although
its better for the child if you give your name.
Click Here To Report Online Crimes Against Children
Both the reporting party and the child who is allegedly being abused must live
in the same state, in order for these numbers to be valid. If the reporting
party lives in a different state than the child, or for states not listed,
please call the National Child Abuse Hotline - 24 hours
youre still uncomfortable about making the report, you can make it
but its better for the child if you give your name
in case the authorities have more questions. Your name will NEVER be
given out as the person who reported the abuse
even if you only suspect
Through Awareness, Education, and Courage,
We Can Be a Proud Voice for Our Children!
You know your friends child going home to an empty house every day after school. Youre in the mall and you see mothers hitting their kids and yelling at them. Youre driving and you see kids with no place to go
hanging around the playground dirty and with no coat in the winter. While grocery shopping and see kids running around the parking lot, crying and screaming. Every night you hear your neighbor yelling at his kids, and the kids are crying hysterically. Your friends child came over to play with your child, and you notice that shes very quiet and withdrawn --- she has bruises all over her arm. Your sister and her husband fight in front of the kids constantly
hes always drunk and screaming at your sister, and hits her in front of the kids.
You're concerned but don't know what to do. You feel awkward. Should you say something or -- should you mind my own business? Its horrible when we see children being yelled at, threatened, or hit. If this is what happens in public, whats happening behind closed doors?
When we do nothing, we are putting Americas children in danger.
Many parents aren't prepared for the incredible responsibility of raising a child
some are still children themselves.
Each year there are over 3 million reports of child abuse AND those are only the ones who are reported. Out of those 3 million plus kids, over 98,000 children were treated just for sexual abuse. Almost 1.8 million children are abducted from their very own homes and front yards.
How many more are victims of pain and torture?
Because so many cases of child abuse go unreported, it is estimated that 3 times the number of children that are reported, are actual child abuse victims. Children in the USA are more apt to die from abuse than from accidents. Child abuse kills more than 3 children every day in the United States.
We question what we can do to help these children. Then we do nothing! Half of the people in America who witnessed a child being abused didnt report it! Kids dont report it either because theyre afraid!
Child abuse is so ugly! We feel bad for the moment and then forget about it because we feel helpless -- and fear if we report the abuse, the children will be taken away from their families.
But -- what is the alternative?
It's a time to redefine our involvement in the lives of Americas children. Its time for a new approach
a new way of loving and caring for our children!
Keeping kids safe from harm and violence is everyones problem!
A persons actions, or lack of action, not only affects the abused child, but everyone in our country. The utterly tragic proof is in the National Institute of Justice, reporting that child abuse increases the odds of future delinquency by 53% and adult criminality by 40%.
Were reaching out to America with our new national campaign --- were asking you to speak up and report abuse. Even if you feel awkward about reporting child abuse
even if its only suspected abuse.
Its not only your duty to report it
its the law.
Feel proud that you are helping to keep Americas children safe. Everyday we see kids neglected, abandoned, and abused. Too often we do nothing! Take pride in yourself and put aside your fear, outrage and discomfort
report child abuse!
Make the commitment to protect our children! Whether your an adult or a kid
Stand Tall and Speak Up!
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