Child abuse is not a joke. “Every 4 in 7 kids get abused each day”said Child Abuse Statistics. So many innocent kids being hurt, neglected, and being domestically abused for no reason. “Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protective agencies involving more than 6.6 million children” quote from Child Abuse Statistics. Gerald was neglected by Monique when he was 3 but then after he was physically abused by Jordan Sparks. Gerald never told anyone that he was abused but now every 10 seconds there is report of child abuse. The most common way to stop child abuse is to talk about it but sometimes that doesn’t work. If that doesn’t work learn the signs or symptoms. Some signs are their language or them acting either to good or very bad. These kids are desperate and could be in grave danger. Think about when angel was being molested by Jordan. She didn’t want anyone to know she was being hurt. She could’ve stopped the pain earlier but she didn’t know anything. Now before we get into anymore details i want to let you know the 4 most common types of abuse. These are sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse. Angel was sexualy abused and she felt like there was nothing she could do. If anyone no matter what is being abused the first thing anyone should do is help. If you see someone being abused and you don’t help when they become an adult they can have serious mental problems. They could suffer trauma and could be severely paranoid, and the victim could potentially become an abuser themself. I don’t think anyone would want that. That would mean you would be scared of everything you do. You would even be scared to read this essay. I could go on and on and on about how awful any form of child abuse is, but for me personally child abuse shouldn’t even have to be in any discussion. I had an uncle who was someone that would take the kids from the abusive parents and he would file the paperwork for that kid, and he always mentioned how he met the nicest kids. My godmother is a social worker and she helps the children that was abused to get a nice adoption family and would always try and get them with a family worker. It warms my heart to see that there are people in the world that do care.