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Child Abuse and Child Murder

Updated on January 7, 2015

Children are Murdered - Killers at Large

Child abuse, child murder and child genocide is rampant in every community. WHY? Its hard to lose a child under any circumstance but unwanted children or those uncared for by parents are at risk and we need to do more to help them. The Killers can be your next door neighbor, your boss, your own child, your partner, or anyone in your vicinity. Many simply disappear never to be seen again.

Children are killed every year by adults out of their mind with alcohol, drugs, divorce pain, depression, or whatever? How many children are in abusive situations and nothing is done for them until they are dead? Child trafficking also makes every child vulnerable and child slavery puts a price on their head.

My heart bleeds, my eyes weep, and my brain is overwhelmed by the tragedy that befalls so many little children. They are abused physically, scarred mentally and tortured spiritually. Yet little is done to help them. This lens aims to raise awareness about this issue



WARNING: The images featured below are difficult to look upon as they feature pictures of abused and murdered. The urgency to do something to help any children in abusive situations will only come to the fore when people see the things that many live through, or don't survive. Please read on and help children in danger. You can make a difference.


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Children are without power and their voices go unheeded. If you witness abuse of any description you MUST report it. You could save a child's life.

Are You Aware of Child Abuse?

Do you know if it is happening in your area?

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Hurting Children - A murdered child video?

Child Abuse and children Murdered

Every day there are horrendous stories of children suffering abuse beyond the level of tolerance that their little bodies can endure. Many are starved to death, some chained up or tied to a chair, some left day and night in cots or rooms alone without even a nappy change. Many are reared in appalling situations where homes are putrid, parents missing or uncaring and the list goes on.

As a parent of 3 beautiful children, now all grown with their own families, it is beyond my comprehension that any parent cannot feel the wonderful joy and love that a small gift from God, packaged in a tiny bundle of soft tender skin, can bring. Every day I thank God for my family and I shed tears for those who have it otherwise.

What is it about drink, drugs, money and life that so many cannot handle? What is it that draws them to destroy that part of their being that loves and enjoys a warm embrace, a beautiful cuddle, a tender kiss? What is it that deprives little children of the warmth, love and protection of parents.

Maybe we cannot solve the world's problems but we surely should solve this one.

What Would You Do?

If you witness abuse what steps would you take?

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Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition)
Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect (8th Edition)

Its easy for parents to abuse their children if they are not informed and especially if abused themselves as youngsters. Get the right knowledge and make sure your child, grandchild, or friend's child has nothing but the right vibes and care.

 

Baby Brianna Did Not Make It - Pictures and video - Warning - graphic images

People are asking why was Brianna murdered? Was she sexually abused by her father and was Stephanie Lopez charged with murder? How do authorities solve a child's murder when the victim cannot talk about it? Abused children refuse to nominate their parents as abusers and the law has no way of proving these crimes in so many of these cases.

Kelsy's Tragic Story - a Father's Regret - Warning - Graphic description and picture of this child who was murdered

A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive

It's hard to read the stories of children who have been abused. Some of the tales are just too confronting. This is one story that will help you to understand what they go through.

 

How Would You Feel?

If a child you know was to die from abuse?

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Children need your help. Please pass the url of this site around to your friends and others to bring more awareness and action to their plight

Children Blamed and Murdered

How can we stop child abuse?

Some people think that a child will make a difference to their lives, especially if they have a bad marriage or something else is wrong. Perhaps they are seeking attention. They might be rebellious against their family and want to do something to make themselves look important. Whatever the reason they bring a little one into the world something is already seriously wrong.

The facts are that no family is immune from this tragedy.

The baby arrives, lovely and cute. There are a lot of people paying you some good attention. They send flowers and presents and the baby is a hit but then it goes wrong. Soon after its birth it begins to cry, to smell, to need feeding and to demand attention of its own. It wants you to do things for it.

Before long you have no time of your own. You wash and clean, change nappies, feed the hungry little blighter and in return it screams its head off at you. You have had enough but what can you do? You want to go out and enjoy yourself but you can't. The little beast says you have to stay home. No one told you it would be like this.

The tension builds, depression sets in. You can't take it so you go out. He is asleep so what does it matter. Gee you are having a good time. Plenty to drink, lots of friends to fill in the time, even some drugs going around. It doesn't hurt to have a puff or two of the marijuana or take a snort of crack.

What time is it? Four am and its time to go?

You open your front door and the squawker is squealing its head off. Why can't it be quite? Its your business what you do isn't it? You decide to make it shut up so you hit it hard across the face. It doesn't matter that its only a few weeks old. No one will ever know. It can't tell on you so you can be as cruel to it as you like. There is no law here, after all the baby is yours.

Tiredness suddenly takes you over. You cannot stand any longer so you plop yourself on the bed. At least now it is quiet and you sleep until . . . What time is it? Oh its midday and the sun is high in the sky. So why didn't the squawker wake you up? Oh well, why disturb it after all its finally quiet and you have a headache.

Then They End Up Here

They Will Still Have Babies

There is no end to the birth statistics. Millions of babies are born every year. In some countries they may be murdered through infanticide. In other places they may simply be abandoned at the nearest hospital or way station. Everywhere there are problems and no solutions.

But its not just murder and abandonment that has come to light in recent times. A recent documentary showed the acid victims in Bangladesh. A baby boy of just one month old had acid poured down its throat by a jealous grandmother The child survived and is now about 4 years old and the skin around the face and over the throat is badly scarred. Why would anyone do this? Yet its done to children of all ages in that country and India. In China baby girls are often slaughtered because of prejudice against them.

Children can be educated, trained and prevented from facing child abuse, harm, kidnappers and other things with simple precautions that the following Companies provide. If you are a parent, grandparent or other type of relative to young children then look at what they offer.

My Daddy Murdered Me - An Abused Dead Child's Message

Pictures of horrendous child abuse and murder

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Child Abuse; pass it on please!!

My name is Sarah

I am but three,

my eyes are swollen

I cannot see.

I must be stupid,

I must be bad,

what else could have made

my daddy so mad?

I wish I were better,

I wish I weren't ugly,

then maybe my Mommy

would still want to hug me.

I can't speak at all,

I can't do a wrong

or else I'm locked up

all the day long.

When I awake I'm all alone

the house is dark

my folks aren't home.

When my Mommy does come

I'll try to be nice,

so maybe I'll get just

one whipping tonight.

Don't make a sound!

I just heard a car

my daddy is back

from Charlie's Bar.

I hear him curse

my name he calls

I press myself

against the wall.

I try and hide

from his evil eyes

I'm so afraid now

I'm starting to cry.

He finds me weeping

he shouts ugly words,

he says its my fault

that he suffers at work.

He slaps me and hits me

and yells at me more,

I finally get free

and I run for the door.

He's already locked it

and I start to bawl,

he takes me and throws me

against the hard wall.

I fall to the floor

with my bones nearly broken,

and my daddy continues

with more bad words spoken.

'I'm sorry!' I scream

but its now much too late

his face has been twisted

into unimaginable hate.

The hurt and the pain

again and again

oh please God, have mercy!

oh please let it end!

And he finally stops

and heads for the door,

while I lay there motionless

sprawled on the floor.

My name is Sarah

and I am but three,

tonight my daddy

murdered me.

There are thousands of kids out there just like Sarah. And you can help

This poem and images are in the public domain.

Bad Parents Have Babies

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The Tears Will Not bring a Murdered Abused Child Back

Or stop the pain of having been born


Don't wait until tragedy hits. You have seen from the videos how much children are hurting when they are abused, neglected, unwanted and are in the hands of violent and uncaring parents, step parents, or others. Be alert and do someone a favor.while time is on their side.

This was an emotional story to write and it should hopefully bring focus onto the millions of children around the world who are born everyday into hate, abuse and violence. Lets put pressure on the right authorities to get this problem sorted.

In India and Bangladesh for instance the problems there are fed by massive overpopulation and yet the statistics continue to grow. Overpopulation in many Asian, African and South American countries, as well as Middle America, are greatly influenced by religious lies that claim misguided ideas largely born of ignorance and superstition. The people of these regions are stuck in the past through magical beliefs and practices related to ancestors, spirits and false gods.

While many readers here are educated and can help by allowing more third world countries out of ignorance by providing education and other essentials to them, especially the young. In January 2012 it is prolonged drought and famine in places like the Sudan and Ethiopia that is claiming thousands of lives, mainly children. These countries are massively overpopulated as are most of the Arab regions of the Middle East. Is it better that they die of hunger or that they were never born? Surely family planning, contraceptives and help for women who simply are child bearing resources must be a priority.

Surely in this time we can educate them and change their ways. We should not wait for the leaders in these countries to do it - because they won't.

Religious lies are also the bain of the west because some Christian religions prohibit the use of contraceptives and family planning. They wrongly put out statements that contraceptives do not prevent AIDS when science proves the opposite. Yet, we tolerate the ridiculous for the sake of what?

That is something for you to ponder over.

The best way to engage your children in bonding type activities is to do things with them. Get the family involved and get the kids into the kitchen at an early age to learn cooking and to try their hands at other things. The following products will help you in this: Keep in touch with the family if you suspect abuse and activities of the following nature will help

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Adult Children of Abusive Parents: A Healing Program for Those Who Have Been Physically, Sexually, or Emotionally Abused
Adult Children of Abusive Parents: A Healing Program for Those Who Have Been Physically, Sexually, or Emotionally Abused

Another for the adult victims of child abuse. They need all the help they can get and the healing must continue through every stage of life.

 

Don't wait until its too late. Act now if you know of a child being harmed or mentally damaged in some way - call the authorities

Why Can't We See Through The Fog?

Who is to Blame?

We could point the finger at many things in many directions as humans are an imperfect lot. They generally stick to what they know and to 'faith' that is unproven and dangerous. Many adults who abuse children in this way have a belief that no matter what they do to others they will be forgiven and go to heaven on their death.

Religious ideals comprise magic that is nothing more than sleight of hand and belief in things that cannot be seen or proven. Why write that here you may be wondering? It's because people hide behind religious doctrines that promotes the mindset they can be forgiven of any crime if they confess it to a priest (slight of hand) and on death can still be accepted into heaven (smoke and mirrors).

This is baloney! We need to come down to earth and examine the facts. Idols made of cement, plaster, wood, or clay are nothing but powerless imagery designed to confuse and control the masses. Priests are only men and not gods and many of them are child abusers, as recent exposures have been publicised globally. They are destroying young lives and children are at risk from them.

Anyone who thinks otherwise has been brainwashed into believing that the ones who claim to speak for God have power to forgive. This is not so as when you are 'in the spirit' you cannot commit a crime and religious leaders do not want you to know that. Their goal is to get ever bigger congregations as this is their livelihood, and through lies they pamper to what people want to hear.

In ancient times men took control of the after-life through wild claims and symbolism. They used images to bring the gods into focus and they credited the ancestors with power beyond the grave. Such symbols included wind, water and sun signs. Natural occurrences like volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, cyclones and so on were considered to derive from the god's anger.

Nothing has changed because two thirds of the world, at least, are still ignorant of basic facts about how these things occur. But ignorance goes further than that. With the age of genetics we know that a living animal must have a double helix, that is a matching set of genes from both parents in order to come into being. This fact is hidden to preserve the so-called virgin births of prophets, which is an impossibility Many of the gods of this backward world are supposedly born of a virgin and while ignorance is promoted to preserve the magic children will remain at risk and women, in particular, will continue to be abused and murdered.

The dead have no living nerves, a vital component of feeling. That means that such things as joy or punishment in the after-life is another misguided perception which must be overturned. These mystical, magical places are supported only by one's imagination and are the key to stopping terrorism and even child abuse.

Let's get things into perspective and start questioning where our beliefs and actions really stem from? Lets get rid of the magic and lies and aim for a better world in which all may be educated into correct thinking. Confusion about life and the after-life is the basis of so much that is happening today and for the introduction of drugs, alcohol, governments and religious organizations that should be targets for common sense. In the past getting drunk was a symbol of god ship, which is why alcohol is called 'spirit'.

People under the influence of alcohol, drugs, religion, gambling, and so on are proving they are capable of harming children, especially their own, and of murder. Children are right now being taught by religious groups to become suicide bombers and terrorists, Young children in some religious societies are forced to wear outlandish clothing, such as that of girls in the Moslem world. Women are treated as nothing in many of those societies as well and we still see honour killings, even in Australia, where religious influence has followed those who come here seeking a better life.

Killing your own child for the sake or religion is horrendous or expecting him or her to die as a martyr is just as bad. Can't we wake the world up to the rubbish that is killing us?

The new horror in places like Afghanistan comes from a young girl who is being pursued by drug traffickers all over the countryside. She is on foot and alone. Her father sold her to the traffickers to repay a debt for money he borrowed but then she escaped. This is common practice in some Islamic countries, so the story goes. Her fate may be she will be or has been caught and given as a bride to a man. Or, what is now commonplace, she will be drained of blood, which is a salable commodity and used to repay the debt, as also are her body parts. Her life has no value.

Early in July, 2012, a woman of 22 was executed for some trivial offence, according to the religious laws they practice in this country. Even if raped a woman can be executed. Is it any wonder they are too scared to shed the berker or show their face in public? Persecution of females in many places begins at birth and never lets up. They are enslaved to men whom they must serve prodigiously or pay the price.

Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child
Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

Just when you think you can't take anymore of these confronting stories this is another that will break your heart. It deserves to be read.

 

Abused Little Boy

How safe is your child when walking home from school, playing with friends, enjoying time at the park or beach and how would you know if someone has kidnapped him/her. Hours can pass before you even know the love of your life is missing. Then you find that the police are helpless in locating the child because they don't know when, how, where or why the incident happened.

Are there any witnesses? - No! Kidnappers are very clever.

Is he/she wearing a tracking device? No! You never thought it was necessary.

Amber alert is a GPS tracking device that is named after a little girl who disappeared and whose body was found some time later. You would be wise to check it out at least. How much would you spend for this kind of protection? If your child is taken an alarm is set off. You have the exact location right there on the GPS device. Often children are recovered within minutes of being taken.

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      GalaxyRat 3 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Stop child abuse!!! It is extremely wrong, and it is horrid. The poem about Sarah made me cry a little... thank you for sharing this with us!

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This is one of the most disturbing pieces on the topic I have read in a very long time and that's really saying something. Way to go! More people need to wake up to this silent epidemic that spans the globe.

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      LorLinda 3 years ago from Denver Colorado

      These stories is something that is really hard for me to accept but unfortunately it is real and way to often which makes me sick in my stomach. I think that we should never close an eye to the obvious for the sake of these children. To many people don't want to interfere, of course it is for the obvious reasons that can go to the extreme and put the wrong people in prison. Pray for the safety of our children they need our prayers world wide to keep them safe in this crazy evil world that we live in.

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      zabeth1408 3 years ago

      Firstly, l feel very sad for what these children had to endure from people who are supposed to care for them! A very important subject to me! As l was physically, mentally and sexually abused by my Parents and an Cousin. My father also abused my mother in the same ways. Today, l feel a lot of my issues such as "Trust", "Intimacy" and making good decisions for "me" have been directly contributed from my abuse! More laws need to be passed to protect the children, and laws that make the Parents accountable!! If an Adult hit me as an Adult ...I can charge them. As a child...l can't do anything!!!

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      LorLinda 3 years ago from Denver Colorado

      I am sorry I couldn't watch the videos things like this really bother me it is terrible!!! Very sad!!!!!

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      @jen09 writes: You are right, of course. When a child I know was being abused by his mother the police took the mother's word that the horrendous bruises all over his body was the result of falling down the stairs. Then I was told that the child was too young to testify in court (7 years) and be seen as a reliable witness. These are the things that desperately need changing as little children are made silent by the society in which we live and some of us survive. Thanks Jen for your comment.

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      jen09 writes 3 years ago

      @beytul-ozturkandac: Unfortunately it is not always that the neighbors do nothing... Often law enforcement takes child abuse claims very lightly and will do little to nothing about it except make the person who reported it feel like a moron. At least that is how it is here. Because of this, many are unwilling to try for fear of being made fun of. Definitely not saying people shouldn't try, just rationalizing a bit.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      @norma-holt: Thank you for being understanding about my viewpoint. I remain unconvinced there is a need for these photographs, but I respect your feelings and opinion, especially because publicizing and educating is such an uphill battle.

      Far too many would rather pretend child abuse does not exist. I remember my own father, an otherwise compassionate man, dismissing a young woman's confession about the abuse she endured as a child, that she had a "vivid imagination," as if that brave young woman would speak out of a need to share some dreadful fantasy rather than to protect children now in the sights of her abuser.

      Then there was the lawyer, a woman and activist on behalf of women's rights, who said of a local judge, accused of abusing his own daughter and three of her friends, "But if they prosecute, his life and career will be ruined. He's a judge!"

      Once again, I applaud your efforts to shed light on this horrific issue and hope that at some time you will choose to remove the photographs, so that survivors may not be re-traumatized and that abusers may not be titillated.

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      @ecogranny: Thank you for your thoughts and comment. These images are in the public domain and are published by all who have used them to highlight the abuse that babies especially are having aimed at them. While they are horrific they are also genuine. What is more offensive to me is to see religious organisations using idols to trick people into believing in things that are nothing more than created by man's imagination. People are dragged into believing in rubbish and child abuse has been pushed into the too hard basket for many. It is my hope that people get wise to the lies, abuse, cover-up and reality that has been buried by those who are doing enormous damage to those who are fighting to live and who are being condemned for their efforts. That virtually means the majority of the world and it starts with out young.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      This is an extremely important subject to me, and one I care about deeply, which is why I chose to read it despite the warning of the pictures, all of which I scrolled past as quickly as I could. I realize that many abusers are mentally ill, and that others have been so abused themselves that they believe they are doing the right thing, knowing nothing else. Still, there is no excuse for harming a child deliberately or neglectfully. That said, I feel your use of the images in this lens is violently offensive and could well be triggering for survivors still navigating a world that has never felt safe for them.

      Words alone are enough to convey the horrors of child abuse. I want so much to be supportive of your efforts, and I do support your desire to educate and enlighten. I also feel compelled to share my feelings about these images. To print such pictures in a public site such as this, even with a warning, is for me horrific and not at all helpful. It is difficult to imagine that the photographers gave you permission to use these photographs here. If they did, I wonder at the state of their minds, that would permit such images to be publicized.

      I imagine you feel that individuals who have never been exposed to the reality of child abuse might need to see these photographs and videos in order to jolt them to awareness. Respectfully, I submit that the images go too far. I ask, with sadness and kindness toward you, that you remove them and continue to use your talent as a writer to convey the depth and horror that is child abuse.

      I beg of you, let these little ones rest in peace, without exposing their tragic bodies to viewing by millions of people, including far too many, even more horrifyingly, who might find such images provocative.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I gave birth four months ago. I am sleep-deprived, I don't get time to eat, pee or clean the house and I will never be what I used to be thanks to my mum-tum. But when my baby cries the only thing I want to do is comfort him and make him smile again. Any 'parent' who cannot fulfil their role as protector, teacher and family does not deserve their child. Everyone would rather turn a blind eye because it is too tragic, too unbelievably painful to read about and be aware if. But child abuse IS happening EVERYWHERE. And until we stop turning a blind eye and becoming more alert as a community, no child is truly safe. scary that some people voted they would do nothing in your poll... God I hope that isn't true...

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      This is a very difficult suject since many people would rather not discuss it or hope that it is not happening. Thanks for having the courage to raise awareness, skiesgreen.

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      beytul-ozturkandac 3 years ago

      I'm investigating this issue for weeks and I also have a 15 month old baby. a very sweet, smart, smily boy

      somehow I couldn't understand how people can be so violent and brutal. it hurts me if a child falls down and cries, it doesn't matter if I know this child or not.

      I read many stories about the short lifes of abused children and above all very impressed me. but Baby P is the most touching and heartbreaking of them. also baby Brianna and Victoria Cliemsy and many others. I can not imagine how much pain that tiny bodies had to suffer during their short lifetime. how could the people (neighbours, friends of the parents, the social employees, etc.) play the three monkeys. how could they be so silent and cold to an act like this. especially the women, who brought this sweet tiny miracles to the world, how could they allowed this happenings to their darlings.

      it is a shame for humanity that people are so unsensitive to each other. I couldn't give an answer to my question WHY?

      these children are our future and we are responsible to care for them and give them a good life on earth as much as we can. we must do everything to make them happy. because in Turkey, we usually say THEY ARE GOD'S ENTRUSTED TO US.

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      BabysitterWarning 3 years ago

      This lens serves as an eye-opener to parents and young couples. My heart goes out to the children murdered and abused by evil people.

      http://topsitters.com

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      Sure Temp 3 years ago

      a lot of children have to go through abuse :( my heart breaks for them, God bless their soul

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      AnuradhaM 3 years ago

      Mentality accounts for all these horrendous things... The worst part is as they are children, they can't share their pain with others.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      I feel so bad for all unloved and abused children. I can't imagine how people can do horrible things to any child. I love my children more than anything else in this world, they are the most precious gifts from God. Children are really helpless, I pray for a better world where all children will be loved and cared.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      some people should be sterilized for the good of the planet, but we as a community should be more aware about child abuse! If their parents can't take care of them, it is up to the community to make sure the children does not suffer needlessly.

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Disturbing post!

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      SBPI Inc 4 years ago

      As to the question who is to blame, the answer is obvious - the abuser. There is no valid reason or excuse for such action and those who are a party to such abuse should be removed from society. Many want to offer excuses for their behavior but no excuse would ever be good enough. Anyone seeing such an action should immediately do all they could to stop it and have someone call the the police but don't wait for them to show as it may be too late. Be pro-active for the child's sake.

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      Klaartje Loose 4 years ago

      My heart breaks for every child who has to go through abuse and neglect. Thank god awareness is rising on this subject. In The Netherlands I know who to contact and what to do if I suspect abuse. plus I make sure my bonuschild (stepson) knows he can come to us with everything, and he knows about abuse. Not a nice topic to talk about, but a very important one.

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      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      When you wrote of the abused children and the video of the children ,I was very touched and horrified. Judges need to be better educated on the fact that taking kids away from the abuse and then giving them right back will only lead to more abuse. Hopefully enough people and the right people start doing something to help these children.

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      Kathleen Hiler 4 years ago from Mountain Home

      I so agree with you on many things in this lens..well done. I do not see ANYTHING stated here on the issue of abortion which takes the lives of MILLIONS of children every year..done with sanction and promotion of our own government. I have written much and post much to facebook as well as write for examiner.com about these issues...example:"Who is Molech?"at examiner.com. It is sad to hear the tones of diillusionment for you over the subject of "religion". It is most unfortunate that so many so-called churched people are also guilty of such crimes. Keep the looking and working and healing going for your own soul :) Thank you for helping to get the word out about this.

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      yarfodg 4 years ago

      It's extremely hard to read but on the other hand extremely important to be aware of...

      Thanks so much for bringing this issue up...

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      I hope that not only stops the abuse of children but also of animals

      this lens makes you speechless, you get goosebumps and tears rolling down your cheeks, the poem by sarah but who is 3 years old, has touched me greatly. A great lens shame he had to be written!

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      Socialpro54 LM 4 years ago

      A lens to reflect, there is much injustice when it comes to children and sometimes much too late to intervene. Sad to read but definitely a great lens. Well done...

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @junkcat: You just said a mouthful. When will we ever change this?

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      junkcat 4 years ago

      As a society we don't value children and old folks as much as other cultures, if we did this type of action would have further consequences and more immediate interventions.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      tanya b,

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Its vitally important to me especially in this endeavor to try and illiminate the abuses of children and people as a whole. I was abused as a child and while I was with the men in my life, it was scary. So I can imagine how these little ones feel, you can't fight back or even tell someone. Its sad! Why babies, children. women, and yes, even men. GOD bless you.

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      Carpenter76 4 years ago

      It was hard to read and see all those stories. Specially the poem about Sarah was really confronting. Great work with this lens, stories must be told but I can't read till the end.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a difficult issue as one is intruding into family life but when a child is abused, I think we will have to do everything to help them.

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      Fabulous, fabulous lens, but so very confronting.

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      Totus Mundus 4 years ago

      All we can do is try to minimize the incidence of abuse, but as long as humans exist, these horrific events will occur.

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      mrknowitall54321 4 years ago

      A real eye opener, I'm very saddened by the videos and photographs.

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      James1978 4 years ago

      Those photos are really distressing. Sadly I think we are always going to have these kind of problems in society.

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      What an incredible but completely upsetting lens. And we call ourselves civilized ....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is terrible and yet it still goes on and on. I do not know the answer. Humans are worse than animals at times and it is not just the drink. So many people just have so much rage within them.

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      This is very sad. It is an important issue though that most of our societies have to face. No one deserves abuse, most especially innocent children.

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      As someone else said, a sad lens.

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      My heart sank just reading this. The graphic pictures of those poor children. It is very heartbreaking knowing that there are people out there that are monsters like this. If I were still an angel I would bless this.

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      Gaylesheerin 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, i will never tolerate kids get abused ever.

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      bechand 4 years ago

      wow

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @victoriahaneveer: The only way to stop this is to advertise it and hope people will report abuse when they find it.

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      What a sad lens. Poor, poor little children. So sad.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This lens is heartbreaking. The video about baby Brianna is unbelievable. How can family members be such savages with a little baby? Thank you for sharing this eye-opening lens about child abuse with us.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Excellent lens! Squidlike

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      and if you want, please leave comment.I really appreciate it. Thanks

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      rjnjlly 4 years ago

      There cannot be anything more horrific than child abuse and to see these pictures of even infants brutally abused is heart wrenching. This information needs to be spread all over and I'm sharing this where ever possible. Also hoping that not only people realize this but awaken the concerned authorities to act against this evil.

      Wonderful initiative!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is such an important subject on a really difficult subject. Thank you for sharing.

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      CoolFool83 4 years ago

      Such a compassionate and well thought out article on a sensitive subject.

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      Two Crafty Paws 4 years ago

      I don't have children but this is important to me. I never could understand how someone can hurt a child nor can I understand people who look the other way and pretend this isn't happening next door (or somewhere).

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Nice to have you visit, Janis.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      This subject is very important to me as I have four children. It's so sad what some people are capable of doing to children. As hard as it was to view your images, it really shows the points you made. Blessed.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @juditpaton: Thank you kindly for the nomination, It's a great pity that stories like this have to be written. Hugs

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 4 years ago from Ozun

      so touching is this lens, i did nominate it for LOD, maybe parents reading it will take care more carefully of their child. i heard about the little peter conelly, when it happened, made me so sad, i see his face ever since.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @Torrs13: If only people would reach out to get the help they need. Nice to see you're here.

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      Torrs13 4 years ago

      As a social worker, child abuse and neglect is often a term I have to use. It breaks my heart to see children suffer. There have been so many stories in the news of parents abusing their children because they can't stand their crying, and on and on. I wish people would take the time to get help if they feel overwhelmed. There are so many great organizations that can often counseling to parents/adults and give them strategies and coping techniques to prevent child abuse. Thank you for posting this lens and bringing awareness to this topic.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @montanatravel52: Unfortunately there does not appear to be an answer to this horrible crime. Thank you for your visit and comment. Hugs

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      I worked as an attorney representing children in child abuse and neglect cases, as well as juvenile delinquency cases, and became so burnt out on the horrible stories that never seemed to end... you did a wonderful job highlighting this issue from the perspective of the kids, incredibly well-done!

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      jaisonvincent 4 years ago

      Our native place is now facing the same problem and there is increased the abusing of children. We are seeing it as a pathetic change of a community.

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      Simbaa 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing, I learned a lot.

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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      Very well done and hard to ignore. A surprisingly neglected subject.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @nifwlseirff: What a tragic story but the important thing is that you survived and can speak from first hand experience about child abuse. I have a saying that you don't know the view if you have not walked on the street. You have walked there and have survived. Well done and thanks for sharing your story,. Hugs

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      This is such a powerful and important lens!

      I understand the pain of many victims, because I also suffered 14 years of sexual abuse by my father. My mother knew about it when I was 8, but it didn't stop. I reported my father myself, to the psychs I was seeing for depression, but unfortunately the laws for mandatory reporting to police were not in place back then. Shortly after, I arranged to get myself fostered, to leave the toxic family situation. Unfortunately, all of the family members, knowing all the details, supported my father, cutting me off. I still don't understand how they could abandon an abused child. I carry a lot of horrid baggage to this day.

      It's a small step for doctors and medical professionals, and even teachers, to have to report suspected abuse to police by law, and I haven't yet read how much of an impact it has had. I'd like to think it prevents at least some cases!

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      debbymakarius 4 years ago

      I was teary-eyed watching your videos in your lens. It was really heart-touching and I am very much pleased to have this opportunity to read and understand your lens in fighting against Child Abuse and Bullying. It really means a lot to me. Thank you so much for sharing this. Just dropping by and hopefully you can visit my page too if you like. Thank you once again.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Norma, I still don't know how you found the strength to create this article, it is such a horrific topic. - Refreshing the blessing my dear. :)

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @Diva2Mom: Thank you for your comment and blessing, You are obviousky a great mom and an example for others to follow. Hugs

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Unfortunately the law does not protect children and this man will obviously abuse others when he has the chance, Everyone must be alert and willing to report abuse when they witness it and then to go to court and testify. God bless you and the little one. Hugs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this is very sad that people do this to anyone and get such little time in jail specially when they can't fight back.I had a one month old that had was beaten by his own father and he only received 40 days in prison.

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      This subject is highly important to me esp. being a mom of 7. I truly appreciate highly-valuable topics like this. May God bless you for your great, tireless efforts in spreading the message that the world we live in nowadays is not a safe haven for children. I truly admire your Excellent work, my dear. Immensely BLESSED by a Humble Squid Angel :) God bless you, dear Norma!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: i completely agree with you :( child abuse is so disgusting a horrible it hurts my heart deeply to read an hear about it

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is so sad, I think a users should be executed

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am very happy that I came across this article.

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      This just breaks my heart.

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      Escapes2 4 years ago

      Horrific. There are no words for these monsters.

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      nikonl120 4 years ago

      wow it's so scary

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      Great lens well deserving of the purple star. It's disturbing and unimaginable to me that people could do these things to their own children. I personally would want to murder someone who beat or did worse to my child. It's a parent's primary job to protect and love. Blessed!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is such an important and a tragic subject... well highlighted! Shared, pinned and tweeted!

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      Donnette Davis 4 years ago from South Africa

      A very important topic that should always be at the forefront of our minds. This does happen, every single day in every country in the world. Thank you for putting this lens together. Blessed x

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      TwistedWiseman 4 years ago

      I had a very good life compared to some of these examples.

      The song is very touching and cruel at the same time.

      I wrote a lens about my experience...it is a joke after I read this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      nice

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      Willim 4 years ago

      it's important lens. I just can't believe a parent can do such a thing. be parent must love their child, not hurt them. :(

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      eccles1 4 years ago

      This lens was hard to look at,because it hurts so much to see what has happened to these children.Thank you for adding to this list Child Abduction part 2 and the Girl Scouts. Awareness about these things is very important

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you for this. I have been wondering for years if I was the only one who was aware of and cared deeply about this problem. If I imagine my daughter--I can't even say it. It is heart-wrenching. And, every single one of these children deserve a mother like me who loves them more than life itself and would defend them to the death from any such unimaginable harm! I am sure I could kill a man with my bare hands if he threatened my daughter's safety, I have no doubt in my mind. I fully intent to take that motherly love and reach as many children as I possibly can. It's time to stop living in denial people! Speak up! Get a backbone! Stop being so selfish! These innocent babies and helpless children need you to be their voice and their advocate! Please don't turn a blind-eye to child abuse. Imagine how you would feel once that child has been killed... or worse.

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      moneyrat 4 years ago

      Some of these stuff sounds terrible. People forgetting the difference between humans and animals. Even animals wouldn't do such cruel things to their young once.

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      maryLuu 4 years ago

      It is a very bloodcurdling lens. I just can't believe a parent can do such a thing. These are not parents, are monsters!

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      damijan 4 years ago

      This is very important lens , and I will put this in HQ lenses, everyone need to read this!

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You can spread the word and email the link to friends. Whatever you can do to raise awareness will help. We owe it to our children as it may one day be one of our own that is harmed,

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @anonymous: It is good when people like you take this to heart and start spreadig the word among those who have no idea that it is going on in their community, maybe even in their neighbour's home. What makes it worse is that a lot of abusers are also frequent churh goers so their image is one of goodness but their hearts are all black. Hugs

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i really liked this lense.I always knew that this was happening not only in certain places but everywhere.Its sad to read that half of the people doing it are the parents themselves or the moms new boyfriend how awful.Why would anyone in their right mind let a person that has nothing to do with the child even have say or the right to do anything to them im sorry but before anything comes the well being of the children.My heart goes out to all the children may God be with you little ones.There will be justice if not by law with God everything for sure he will forgive them but that doesn't mean he'll let them get away with it they'll be feeling what those poor children felt for all eternity. God is awesome and just,. He's. with y'all always. Ill be praying for the babys ... Thank you for showing and spreading the word of how bad it really is and there is something we can all do to help somehow lets all pray for them. Thank you...

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @Diva2Mom: As heartbreaking as it is it's happening everywhere, Help spread the word to stop others hurting their children..

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      Wow...this is one of the best lenses I've read and visited. Excellent lens with a perfect message to share with every person in the whole world--- that children nowadays, who deserve to be loved, cared for and nurtured, are not safe even under the care of their own parents. I couldn't help crying while seeing the helpless, tortured, dead bodies of these poor innocent children. I'm a mom of 7 and my heart was hurting while asking myself, "how could a human being do this to a child?" and it's even much harder to ask myself this..."how could a dad or a mom or both parents do this to their own child?" HOWWW??? and WHY??? I'm very touched by this because it's always been my dream to open a"closely-monitored" orphanage to help children who are neglected, being hurt, abused, and are in danger of getting killed.

      Why "closely-monitored"? Because I know that nowadays, it's so difficult to trust someone to care for children who are in dire need to be nurtured and cared for from the heart. I even cried reading about Sandusky who used his power to sexually abused many underprivileged children. My heart hurts each time I see a kid being harmed, neglected and killed. So I truly admire your courage and dedication in featuring this amazing, powerful lens just to be able to send an important message---that this happens everyday, and so we have to help each other by being caring and vigilant, and to save as many kids as we can from any kind of neglect or harm. Children are the future of the world; without them, there'll be no tomorrow.

      I pray that each child is loved, pampered and protected whatever they do and wherever they go. Many, many thanks from the heart for your charitable act! May God bless each child in this world, and may God bless you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      When you murder a police officer or a grown person you can get the death penalty. I think if you murder a child or an animal, that's where the death penalty would be more useful. These people have no souls. If they hurt once, they will do it again. There's no counseling that could help someone like that. They only get better at hurting.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Its hard to believe that someone would even think of doing that to a child.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      @anonymous: The more people who know about it the more action may be taken. Feel free to spread the link around so others can see it as well. Hugs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This si horrible. Your lens really brings tears to my eyes, especially because I have a 7 months old baby girl and I really can't understand how someone can do such thins to this little angels. It is difficult to write and read this kind of stories, but it is important that we speak about this and that we are aware that his things are happening around us. If the community keeps their eyes wide open and if ech and one of us takes care for the children, not just for our own, but for all children out there, we can make a difference. This things shouldn't be happening! Thank you for this lens.

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      funbee lm 5 years ago

      @SteveKaye: I really agree with this, violence is everywhere in Western culture - our entertainment is surrounded by it but we criticize other nations and cultures as more violent?

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      funbee lm 5 years ago

      A really important topic to cover, its so sad when I hear about these stories. Prayer really helps to deal with it.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      @Andrej977 LM: I think education and less alcohol and drugs are possibly a better solution, Nice of you to drop by and leave a comment, Hugs

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      Andrej977 LM 5 years ago

      I can not believe that anyone could do something like that.

      I support the death penalty for those who do something like that!