Child abuse articles relates to extremely sensitive issue to write. It is quite reasonable to say that a father today will be a child tomorrow.
Child abuse can simply be defined in a way that it is the bad treatment of a child below age 18 by a parent, caretaker, some other person from household, viscinity or someone who works with or around children. Child abuse may be physical, emotional, sexual or due to neglect. All of them are quite detrimental not only to a child but also to the society as well.
The situations he faces through out his child life might get reflected through his acts when he grow up to be an adult. Child abuse articles focuses on those sensitive and core topics that are concerned with the abuses and harms a child faces physically or morally, intentionally or unintentionally. There are things like child labor, child prostitution, rapes, and beatings with the children of age below 13. The underdeveloped countries have this menace in abundance. Specially the Child labor, which is quite commonly seen in the streats and shops of these countries involving children of age less than eight as well.
In spite of labor laws prohibiting child abuse, millions of children between 10 and 14 years old work almost as slaves and with no future in Latin America, as was revealed in recent reports by international and domestic organizations. Behind this fact there are many others: child abuse at home, total poverty, family neglect and Mafia-like businesses which profit from the sexual abuse of children.
Child abuse is an important and a serious global issue through which all and sundry countries of the world are directly or indirectly affected, but, it is very common in Latin America, Africa and Asia. According to some, in several Asian countries’ 1/10 manpower consists of child abuse. In India the number of children between the ages of 10-14 has crossed above 44 million, in Pakistan this number is from 8 to 10 million, in Bangladesh 8-12 million, in Brazil 7 million, whereas their number is 12 million in Nigeria.
For writing child abuse articles in various magazines and for different NGOs and other organizations a writer must keep in mind the sensitivities of a child. It is not like a child should not do child labor, but what changes in his psychology a child goes through even if he has done a job of cleaner in a school of some underdeveloped country for few days only.
Brain development of a child is related to good parenting. Similarly, child abuse articles may include reports on risk factors and determinants of child abuse. The domestic violence can also be studied with an idea that it has its impact on children.