Child Abuse Is Not Gone Away

1348 Words Nov 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
“Every five minutes, somewhere in the world, a child dies from violence. Millions more are in danger of physical, emotional (neglect) and sexual abuse that could destroy their childhoods forever” (Beckham). Sadly, this is not a shocking fact, because child abuse is a very big issue in our world. The problem with child abuse and neglect is that someone is harming a child, most likely their own, and they don’t care about it. In the novel Frankenstein, Shelley argues that child abuse and neglect are unethical and that no one should be abused. This concept is scattered all over the book, because throughout the whole story, Victor is running from or yelling at his monster. Shelley’s argument is still valid today because child abuse has not gone away by any means. All over the news and other sources of media there are instances where children die or are traumatized because they were neglected. I agree with Shelley and believe that child abuse is unethical, no matter how it happens, and sadly, it is a crime that is too easy to commit. Not every case of neglect is done purposefully, it is not always done by the parents of the child, and some cases happen simply because people do not know how to raise a child.

Child neglect is one of the least recognized forms of child abuse. According to Help Guide, child abuse is “is a pattern of failing to provide for a child 's basic needs, whether it be adequate food, clothing, hygiene, or supervision” (“Child Abuse”). Neglect may just be the…

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