Don't be silent and hope someone else will do something. It only takes a second to save a child's life. Child abuse has become a huge issue in the US. Too many cases of abuse go unnoticed and result in the death of an innocent child. To find out what you can do to help stop child abuse please visit Childhelp Chapters to find a local chapter.
Please read the below statistics from Childhelp.org
National Child Abuse Statistics
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
More than four children die every day as a result of child abuse.
It is estimated that between 50-60% of child fatalities due to maltreatment are not recorded as such on death certificates.
Approximately 70% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4.
More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way.
Child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education.
About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
In at least one study, about 80% of 21 year olds that were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder.
The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2008 is $124 billion.
14% of all men in prison and 36% of women in prison in the USA were abused as children, about twice the frequency seen in the general population.
Children who experience child abuse & neglect are about 9 times more likely to become involved in criminal activity.