Children Abused in the United States

 Too Many Children are Victims of Violence and Abuse in the United States

child abuseEvery year, more than 3 million children and teens fall victim to violence, abuse or neglect all over the United States. One fifth of these poor children are physically abused. Another one fifth are sexually assaulted. The rest are subject to emotional abuse or neglect. Law enforcement personnel and psychologists assess that on average a child suffers from violence or abuse every three second. And it gets grimmer: every year, close to 20,000 children are subject to severe injuries. Five children are killed every day, God forbids.

Neither socio-economic status nor race is a guarantee for safety. White, Black, Latin, Native American, rich and poor kids become victims of violence and maltreatment in America.

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Child Labor in U.S. History

How Children were Exploited in The United States in the Last Couple of Centuries

child laborThroughout history, children working in various manual labors were a common thing. It all started in the Industrial Revolution. Children used to work in huge factories (mainly in the textile industry) in terrible conditions. Moreover, it was common to use children in mines. Their small body allowed them to reach places underground where adults could not access.

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