Child Abuse Of New Zealand

1280 Words Sep 22nd, 2016 6 Pages
From 2013 to 2015 a staggering 843 children were taken into hospitals all over New Zealand.From black eyes to internal damage these children are damaged throughout their lives. Not only mentally and physically, but sometimes even ending them. Each one of these 843 children had one thing in common and that was that they had all been betrayed by someone that was in a position where they 're meant to care and love from them, all of these 842 child were victims of child abuse.

New Zealand is currently the 5th highest country for child abuse cases, everyday a new report has been filed about child abuse. Considering that New Zealand is the 75th biggest country out of 196, this is a disgusting, we are such a small country, 4.5 million people (as if 2013), and to have such high child abuse rates, shows that we as a nation are doing something incredibly wrong. These children are not beaten and bruised by strangers on the street, but abused by people that are in roles that are suppose to love and care for them, their legal guardians or a member of the child 's family.

Child abuse, as a whole, is more than just bruised or broken bones, whilst physical abuse is extremely shocking due to the scars it leaves, not all child abuse is as obvious. Abuse is broken down into four major groups. Physical abuse, neglect, psychological abuse and sexual abuse.

Physical abuse; Any non-accidental act or behaviour that results in an injury, trauma or other physical suffering or bodily damage.…

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