The chances of sexual abuse are higher if the child is developmentally handicapped or vulnerable in some other ways. Sexual abuse is more likely to happen to a female then a male. Sexual abuse can also appear when adult or caretaker has intercourse with their child. Having sex with a child that is under age with is nasty, cruel, and intrinsically wrong. When one touches a child inappropriately, it is considered as sexual abuse.
According to dictionary.com, child abuse is mistreatment of a child by a parent or guardian, including neglect, beating, and sexual molestation. Child abuse covers a wide range of harmful actions, which generally vary with the age of the child. The term child abuse covers a wide range of behavior, from actual physical assault to simple neglect of a child’s basic needs. Child abuse is also sometimes called child maltreatment. A discussion involving child abuse is often one that is hard to have, and that prevents so many children from reaching out for the help they may so desperately need.
Sexual assault and abuse can have devastating impacts. Sexual assault is undesired sexual act by person which lead the partner to feel uncomfortable during the relationship. It contains: • forced sexual behavior like rape • stalking, human trafficking and exhibitionism • forcing someone to act humiliating sexual behavior by force These three types of violence are different levels of abuse, with much more kinds of violence which can’t be listed, all of them are damaging in their own ways (Domestic violence statistics 2017). Finally, and the most important point, is how to prevent family violence in our community. The first step if you know someone is being hurt, you should talk to them and tell them that you’re concerned about their safety, ask them to talk about what’s happening with them, let them know that what’s happening is a crime and it’s not their fault.
Emotional Abuse is a psychological distress imposed on a submissive by ignoring, denying, aggressing, blaming, humiliating, belittling, bullying and rebuking. It is a kind of silent violence which causes invisible scars in the human mind intensifying psychological trauma eventually resulting in transgression. The motivation for such abusive behaviour may be associated with the situations of jealousy and power imbalance. Arundhathi Roy’s The God of Small Things explores how the under privileged endures emotional abuse as a consequence of other forms of abuse. Roy takes her verbal weapon against the emotional and physical abuse of the underprivileged – the child, the woman
This topic is a little touchy because spanking has become more controversial lately. Some arguments that defend the use of occasional spanking of children in order to discourage negative behavior are that it teaches long-term discipline and that children should be spanked to learn discipline to function well in society. Some of the negative after-effects that have been linked to spanking children are that children who are spanked are more likely to be aggressive, withdrawn, or have behavioral problems when they go to school. Some of the more shocking effects from spanking that were in the accompanying media were that kids who have been spanked have a decreased verbal capacity by age 9 and that it may cause children to have mental health issues.
One critical factor that has enormous influence on child development is the treat of stereotype, especially racial stereotype. Stereotype according to Berger’s (2010 p. 398.) is” the fear that someone else will judge one’s appearance or behavior negatively and thereby confirm the person’s prejudiced attitude”. There is euphoria of constant worry and anxiety especially among the young adolescent that someone will judge them to be ugly, overweight, incompetent and stupid based on race, gender, cultural background or religious affiliation.
Nonetheless, for the purposes of the research, it is important to define splitting as a tendency to see things as either good or bad. Alongside projective identification, it is considered to be the most primitive defence mechanism. For instance, a child who is the victim of sexual violence inflicted by parents uses splitting and separates the experience of parents s/he depends on and loves from that of parents who are sexually abusing her/him. In that case the child retains the image of parents as good, while identifying with the bad, believing that s/he is bad and that’s why such things are happening. The splitting mechanism may be used to explain body-related feelings attested to by trafficking victims.
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of violent behaviors including physical, sexual and psychological assaults, by one person against another in a private environment, i.e. household. Witnessing these violent acts lead to severe psychological, behavioral and social effects on youngsters that can possibly last their lifetimes. Research supports this, stating that, “children who are exposed to violence in the home may have difficulty learning and limited social skills, exhibit violent, risky or delinquent behavior, or suffer from depression or severe anxiety. Children in the
Children who are abused may not be able to express their feelings safely and as a result, may develop difficulties regulating their emotions. As adults, they may continue to struggle with their feelings, which can lead to depression or anxiety. The following are some of possible effects of child abuse and neglect on a child’s mental health: • Anxiety • Depression • Aggression • sex • Academic problems in school-aged children and adolescents • Self-destructiveness • Lack of trust • Drug and alcohol • Difficulty sleeping • Loss of interest The overall impact of abuse also depends on the child’s natural reactions to stress and ways of coping with stressful situations. Other factors can include age at which the trauma occurred, previous exposure to unrelated traumatic incidents and extent of therapy or timing of intervention. Physical
Pedophilic act has a devastating impact on the victims immediate and long-term both mental and physical health and social life. They damage their victims! Therefore, pedophiles who harm children lack empathy, especially if they are not remorseful. They tend to minimize or justify their actions. I strongly believe there needs to be consent to engage in intercourse, so it is wrong to engage in sex without consent, because children cannot assent to sex it is non-consensual, which makes it immoral.