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Human being’s life is an array of multiple facets. Major phases of them consist of childhood, adulthood and old age. Every phase has got specific sequels and problems depending on the vulnerability of the individual in respective phases. To me the most liable phase of human life is childhood.
Vulnerable Phase of Child’s life:
On one side In This phase, he masters all the basic behaviors of his life on the other lateral he is inclined to a lot of problems pasturage from health to social issues. Because his exemption and sinew are not of such level so that he can buck those intruding issues. The most prominent issue to which children are prone in this so-called modern society of nowadays is Child Sexual Abuse. This is the very nut which makes the child on hand to rest of problems. When they go through the act of the bully. That occurrence populates his mind for the rest of his life and which further leads to a lot of psychosocial and social issues. I will try to take over what is basically child sexual abuse, what are its impacts on the psychology of the child and how could it be combated?
Child sexual abuse also called as child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older person uses a child for sexual stimulation either by touching or involving completely in sexual activities. It’s a debatable issue a lot of research-based discussing could be done on it. But I will confide my essay to its psychosocial aspects. It may range from non-touchy and touchy. The first consist of physical touching to the child sexual organs for sake of sexual pleasure. Or either insisting the child touch adult’s genital organ for sexual glad. One type of it consist of insist that child is compelled to have sex with the elder offender. This malediction is completely demolishing lives of many children.
This is the time of their gladness but these incidents are accordantly annihilated the joyful stage of their lives. And in after adulthood lives, they have anxieties and depressions.
The undisclosed type of child sexual abuse
Along with the aloft cited types of sexual abuse. One form of sexual abuse is child marriage. According to UNICEF, it is one the most prevalent form of child sexual abuse and exploitation of girls. It’s sort of official child sexual abuse. It’s time for her to go school but she gets married to some elder person in the locality. Still, her body in growing stage and is still physically, mentally and sexually immature. And in this vulnerable stage burden is put on her in the form of marital responsibilities ranging from keeping care of domestic works to sexual intercourse with their husbands. They even don’t know the basics about sexual activities. Which suppress them mentally very wretchedly. So we should aware the society about this malfunctioning they are practicing.
Why is it so? Who is responsible for it? What are its major causes? How could it be combated how the tender kids could be saved from this emotional and physical disintegration? I will try my best to put my blood into the pen.
CAUSES OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE:
No proper Guidance for our kids:
The earth-shattering cause I would like to catch up is that we don’t guide our kids in a proper way about their bodies. We should properly guide them about their body parts. If he wants to know how he came to this world we make them wordless by saying that you should not utter such evil-minded words again. Here we keep ethics but when he suffers and his whole life is devastated when we catch on we should guide them on time.
SEXUAL STRAIN OF OFFENDER:
Day by day sexual tension is breeding in adults of the society due on hand of sexual content on the internet which is accessible in every country. Watching such content create sexual tension. When another person is not available to them so at the end kids suffer. Because they are easily available and those tender creatures have no way to defy them. And in this way stories, evanesce and the child suffers inside from emotional pain.
MISCONCEPTION ABOUT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE:
Majority of the people of society think that only adult male abuse female or male kids. But its true fact that female adults also sexually abuse male kids. But as long the child sexual abuse is concerned overall very fewer cases are reported. So the ratio of females abusing male reported is might in cheese. Which is not reported to the respective authorities.
Location of the Incidents:
Child sexual abuse can occur in diverse settings, including home, school. Or workplace (mostly places where child labor is common). Children are sexually abused by those who trust them the most. Mostly family members, school teachers and elders in the surroundings.
Statistics of Child Sexual Abuse:
Females: 19.7%, Males 7.9 %, 60 % offenders are acquainted with their victims, 30% are relatives of the child, and Strangers % age is 10%, Females abusing males 14% to 40%.
Effects of Child Sexual Abuse:
Child sexual abuse has both short and long-term effects on the on the psychology of the child. It leads to guilt in future and abused kids are prone to further sexual abuses in upcoming future also. It leads the child to depression, anxiety and ADHD (attention deficient hyperactivity disease). This incident colonizes his mind for the rest of his life and on each point of his life. This reckons in his mind, again and again, leading his life to a fragile fragment. He loses hope day by day with feeling self-guilt. Even he was not responsible for this incident. And the end leads to suicidality. Most of the study of the reported cases of suicide revealed the history of abuse in childhood.
After this trauma, their self-confidence and self-esteem fall down to very low level. And literarily they are unable to perform the basic task of their lives.
He becomes socially impotent and phobic. He reduces meeting with his friends in the neighborhood which ultimately leads to loneliness.
Injury: depends on the age and size of the kid and degree of force applied child sexual abuse may cause internal laceration and bleed, in some cases damage to internal organs may also occur which depending upon the severity may also lead to death.
Eradication of Child Sexual Abuse from Society:
There is need of tough legislation in this area. If a case is reported to respective authorities. Make example of the offender in front of the society in such harsh penalty so that others may not have the courage of doing so. We, humans, are mostly oriented to laws and its implementations.
The responsibility of Parents:
Parents should be more responsible with the passage of time because things are changing very quickly. They should have an eye on their children. With whom they play? Are there any sudden behavioral changes in them? What are their tendencies? So that they have the insight of their activities of their kids.
Proper Guidance of Children:
It’s the natural right of kids to about their bodies and themselves. So in the proper way, male kids should be guided by male elders of the family and female kids should be guided by female elders about their sexual parts. That these are your private parts nobody is allowed to touch it.
Reduce Communication Gap between Parents and Children:
The wrath of modern society is that most of the kids are busy with their smartphones and laptops and have a substantial communication gap between each other. So when they endure. They are unable to communicate things with their parents because they feel guilty. So if communication gap is demoted kids will be able to discuss the issue with parents at right time.