Saturday, January 26, 2013

How many children die a year?

  A question we often ask to many people is how many kids do they think die a year? The answer we most often get is 100 to 200 tops. The estimated number according to research done in 2003 says that over 10 million children die each year. That's just of car crashes, diseases, and accidents. It doesn't include suicidal actions, abuse, shootings, and bullying. Imagine all those numbers combined. It almost sounds impossible.
When you think of child abuse do you think pain and death or do you think that its something rare that it's not even worth talking about? A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds, and more than five children die every day as a result of child abuse. Approximately 80% of children that die from abuse are under the age of 4. 50-60% of child fatalities due to abuse are not recorded as such on death certificates. It is estimated that 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse. The estimated annual cost of child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2008 is $124 billion.

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Suicide and bullying statistics

   Though many adults still see bullying as "part of being a kid," it's a huge cause to the large numbers of suicide in the U.S. Most people don't realize the link between bullying and suicide. The third leading cause of death among young people is suicide, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.The bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying
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