Saturday, August 21, 2010

Child abuse :'(

At least 5 children each day from around the world die from child abuse!!!!

This happens across the board, no matter how much money they have or their ethnicity.
Please help.


  1. I'm not so sure that people who don't repost this don't care about choked abuse.

    It is so easy to copy and paste a touching composition. But does it really do anything to help? What if, instead of taking the tine to write a poem about child abuse, people actually went and did something about it?

    I'll give you an example: My Dad has never sent on one of these chain emails. Yet he spends obscene hours every week with children who have been abused by their parents. His job is to counsel them and offer them help with the emotional aspects of what has been done to them.

    Same with my brother and I. We never send these emails on either. But in the last couple of months, we have befriended a kid who has had a really hard life. He has always been abused by his peers. He feels so good to know that we care about him and want to be his friends. If we sat around and typed poems for people to forward, we would have missed the chance to get to known him.

    Just my 6 cents worth. (It was worth two cents, but I had to adjust for inflation. :D)


    Synesthetically Yours,
    Jake Johnson

  2. That should have said "child abuse", not "choked abuse". My iPad spellcheck isn't always right.

  3. Hey, sorry, I meant to delete all the things about how if you don't pass it on your heartless and all that bla bla bla, I just did it now.

    Have you ever read any books by David Pelzer?
    I hate reading his first one but the others are inspirational to me.

  4. Whoops, I missed your reply to my comment. I'm so spoiled by Facebook's notification system. I've forgotten what it's like to actually have to check to see if anyone has replied. :D

    I have not read any of his books. I handle them all the time at work, but I've never checked them out. Didn't he write "A Child Called It" and "A Man Named Dave"?

    Now, I wasn't disagreeing with any of it (except for the guilt trip at the end. I hate those with a passion. :D) I was just offering a different perspective for consideration. Child abuse is a serious issue. It is not fair, and it is not right. However, I think that it is an issue that requires targeted, personal action, not just casual awareness.

  5. Yeah, the child called it is his first one, which is really just the story of his abuse. And then the other ones talk about his foster homes.

    Yeah, I totally agree with you on that.
    Do you have any suggestions for how I could help personally?