Child Abuse



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Description of this Heartbreak


  • Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child.https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse/

  • Child abuse is where the parent shows the inability to successfully raise a child in a stable environment.

  • Child abuse is doing something or failing to do something that results in harm to a child or puts a child at risk of harm. Child abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional. Neglect, or not
    providing for a child's needs, is also a form of abuse.

  • Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. An older child may use drugs or alcohol, try to run away or abuse others.


  • Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle—rather than perpetuate it. By learning about common signs of abuse and what you can do to intervene, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life.http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect.htm

  • Child abuse is common. The newspapers and TV news are so full of reports about child mistreatment that you cannot help but wonder how safe your child really is. Although it is a mistake to become overprotective and make your child fearful, it is important to recognize the actual risks and familiarize yourself with the signs of abuse. Approximately three million cases of child abuse and neglect involving almost 5.5 million children are reported each year. The majority of cases reported to Child Protective Services involve neglect, followed by physical and sexual abuse. There is considerable overlap among children who are abused, with many suffering a combination of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect.https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/What-to-Know-about-Child-Abuse.aspx

  • Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars.Child abuse

Why does this break your heart?


  • It breaks my heart because children shouldn't be treated like that. They are regular people and they deserve better. There's a better way to discipline your kids.- Macy

  • Child abuse breaks my heart because of all the kids that are hurt and abused because of there parents or siblings or other family members. It's sad to think that the world we live in today that children have to go through this. Parents shouldn't do this to innocent kids that are young and don't always understand why there being harmed and hurt. -Bella

  • It hurts to think that some people are you close to at school could be getting physically or mentally beaten at home. - Nick

  • Child abuse breaks my heart because when a parent or family member abuses a child, that child could be scarred mentally. -John

  • Child abuse breaks my heart because most of the time the children don't deserve it. They are there and seen as an easy target for most abusers. Children won't fight back because they don't know what is going on. This scars kids for their entire life and it can cause many problems. -Justin

  • Child abuse breaks my heart because many children who endure child abuse believe that people are supposed to be treated the same way they were. They have a hard time connecting with others, and are easily dismissed when they search for help. -Aaron

Research and Facts About this Heartbreak


"When a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm." Child abuse

  1. Approximately 5 children die every day because of‍ child abuse‍.
  2. 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18.
  3. 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by a family member.
  4. In 2012, 82.2% of child abuse perpetrators were found to be between the ages of 18-44, of which 39.6% were recorded to be between the ages of 25-34.
  5. In the United States, more than 4 children die from child abuse and neglect on a daily basis. Over 70% of these children are below the age of 3.- Bella
  6. Signs of Child Abuse can been seen in dirty clothes that don't fit, bad hygiene, very low body weight. (ChildHelp.org)
  7. 5.5 Million kids are reported to be neglected a year. (Healthychildren.org)
  8. Kids who are abused grow up and lack the trust of other people. This can hurt them in the future. (Helpguide.org)
  9. Most abused children suffer greater emotional than physical damage. An abused child may become depressed. He or she may withdraw, think of suicide or become violent. (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childabuse.html)
  10. 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way. 68% are abused by a family member. (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-child-abuse)
  11. About 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse. (http://www.childabuse.org/facts)
  12. Approximately 5 children die every day because of child (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-child-abuse2016)
  13. Every year, between 500 million and 1.5 billion children worldwide endure some form of violence. (http://www.compassion.com/poverty/child-abuse.htm2016)
  14. About 40 million children worldwide suffer abuse every year, with more than 1,500 children dying of abuse in the United States annually.(http://www.medicinenet.com/child_abuse_facts/article.htm2016)
  15. A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds(http://www.childabuse.org/facts2016)
  16. More than 80% of abused children are abused by their own( http://grscan.com/information/facts-about-abuse/2015
  17. every 11 seconds a child is reported abused or neglected in the United States.
    • 56 percent of maltreated children experienced physical neglect.
    • 26 percent of maltreated children were victims of physical abuse.
    • 11 percent of maltreated children were victims of sexual abuse.

Why should other people care about this heartbreak?


  • Other people should care about this heartbreak because young children are being hurt every day and even are dying and being abused in sexual ways. -Bella
  • People should care about this because anyone can be abused. Many people are abused everyday and can leave very negative affects. -Justin

App Features


  • A page that shows the common signs that children show when they are being abused. -Justin
  • A page that gives information about centers for help. -Justin
  • Button to call the police and have them come to the victim's home (Silent Alarm) -John
  • A random fact should play on the bottom of the screen. - Nick
  • Directions to help center centers for help and when they are open. -Justin
  • Live chat to talk it through with a professional in talking to abused kids. -John
  • Donation button for supporting our app or helping cops and the goverment to prevent and track missing and abused children-George
  • A page that shows the parents that abuse there children how to handle thereself and not abuse.- Bella

App Name ideas


Everyone in the group needs to add ideas for the name of our app. We need 10 names.
  1. Child abuse awareness
  2. Stop child abuse
  3. No more abuse
  4. Protect the Children
  5. Save the Children
  6. Abuse Awareness
  7. Child Abuse Prevention
  8. Abuse Caboose
  9. CAA (Child Abuse Awareness)
  10. Child abuse no-more
  11. Stop the abuse
  12. Child Help Center
  13. Aboose Caboose
  14. Stop the Aboose
  15. Stop the child abuse
  16. Abuse Alert
  17. Child abuse alert
  18. Care for Kids
  19. End Abuse
  20. End It
  21. Child Ayybuse
  22. Stop the Caboose

Mind-Maps for the app
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Students Mapping this Heartbreak


MacyR-WHS
BellaU-WHS
NickS-FBS
JustinW-FBS
JohnH-FBS
AaronS-FBS