Child Abuse Is The Worst Thing That Can Be Stopped

1068 Words Apr 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Child Abuse in Nigeria
Uzuazokaro Anthony
Eli Bacon
Thursday 11:10am
Central Idea: Child abuse is generally the worst thing that can happen to a child, to a country people say, but they just say it; especially in Nigeria where they encourage it even if they do not agree that they do. This act of wickedness has been the order of the day in Nigeria and people turn deaf ears to it. They pretend it’s not there but it is. My aim is to give my audience a breakdown of what goes on Nigeria that results in child abuse and how it can be stopped.
I. Introduction: The World Health Organization defines child abuse as “an act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm to a child”. The major types of child abuse and neglect range from physical abuse (a non-accidental physical injury as a result of stabbing, beating, choking, and kicking that is inflicted in a child by the parent, guardian or any other person responsible for the child), to sexual abuse (activities by a parent or guardian such as fondling of a child’s genital parts, rape, and exploitation through prostitution), to emotional abuse (a pattern or behavior that weakens the child’s emotional development or sense of self-worth). A country in Africa; Nigeria is one of the places (riddled) with child abuse.
II. The economic condition in Nigeria has resulted in street trading and hawking, child domestic work, child prostitution and child trafficking.
A. The amount of children hit by child trafficking is estimated to be 19.3…
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