The Maltreatment Of Children During The 21st Century

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The maltreatment of children in the 21st century is a very major issue. Due to maltreatment, children are running away from home, being trafficked into the sex business, and sometimes, lose their life due to a lack of parental supervision and/or loved ones who care about their well-being. Through volunteering at a missing children’s program with Sam’s Club, I’ve learned first-hand just how detrimental maltreatment in our society can be and how we must do everything in our power to prevent children from being exposed to maltreatment, provide them with safe and loving environments, and finally, do all we can to rescue and children that are taken or trafficked and place them in safe environments. In this paper, there will be an exploration of maltreatment of children, including statistics of children who go missing and types of maltreatment, specifically sex trafficking, measures used to find missing children, and finally, what happens to children who go missing, their professions, lifestyles, and quality of life. Child maltreatment is essentially a synonym for child abuse, which is the abuse or neglect or any act or series of acts, regardless of commission or omission by a caregiver, which can result in the harm or threat of a child’s life. Child maltreatment is one of the leading reasons why children go missing. These instances of maltreatment are very much the reason why in 2015, there were 13,700 kids to go missing and over 4.4 million cases of children being exploited,
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