Causes of Child Abuse

Child abuse can result in immediate adverse physical impact but it is also strongly associated with developmental issue and with many chronic physical and psychological effects, plus subsequent ill-health, including higher rates of chronic conditions, high-risk health behaviours and shortened lifespan. It is revealed that children who are exposed to violence are substantially more likely get into smoke, misuse alcohol and drugs, and engage in high-risk sexual behaviour. This will eventually lead to physical and mental struggles in the future, including re-victimization, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, substance abuse, and aggression. More than, 30% of children who suffered from violence during their childhood are destined to commit violent forthcoming. The scrutinize is not barley over children who are on the receiving end of violence. If they witness that someone else is being violently abused, for instance their mother; they likely ten school children routinely victim of teacher’s corporal punishment. If high proportion of children frequently receive corporal punishment then the cycle of violence will be unbreakable forever.

Societal patterns of our country allow physical punishment as a means to make children disciplined is a cause for child abuse. That’s this way children are abused in schools by their teachers, by their caretakers or even at home by their parents. Unhealthy and failed relationships can lead to annoyance and bitterness in the family in which the children become the ultimate victims of their parent’s clashes. Domestic Violence is a prime contributor to the rise in cases of child abuse. People who abuse their spouse are highly plausible to be violent and abusive to their child as well.

It is physical disability or a prolonged makes it vulnerable to the unhealthy elements of their society. It is easier for any of the abuser to harm such children with due to the lack of their defensive reactions. Aside from disability, a child is can susceptible to abuse, if it is of a tender age. It is the inability of a child to fight back, retaliate, apprehend, understand or complain at age of around 0-6 years that makes it easier for the abuser to do so.

Lack of sexual education and the inability of the governmental system to establish sexual education in schools is one of the prime reasons behind the increasing rates of child sex abuse cases in India. Most of the victims of abuse are usually unaware of what they have experienced because they do not provide the proper guidance in schools at the right age. The ignorance of parents or even the prevalent idea of sex as a taboo in India leads to a gap between the relations between children and parents this then eventually turn effects their ability to express their inexplicable experiences of abuse. The role of explicit posters, movies, photo, content on the internet and the ever-expanding social media play a dominant part in increasing the vulnerability of children then exposing them into the perilous environment.