#Children's Rights
United States of America


More than half (61 percent) of the children (771,700 children) were victims of neglect, meaning a parent or guardian failed to provide for the child's basic needs.

Forms of neglect include educational neglect (360,500 children), physical neglect (295,300 children), and emotional neglect (193,400).

Another 44 percent were victims of abuse (553,300 children), including physical abuse (325,000 children), sexual abuse (135,000 children), and emotional abuse (148,500 children).

An average of nearly four children die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect (1,760 in 2007).

Right now, the sentence for anyone committing child abuse is one to 10 years.

This needs to be changed, for our future, for our children.

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The Kaylor's Justice: stop child abuse or neglect petition to Government was written by Cherelle and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.