How far would you go to protect a child?

@dayzz25 (552)
United States
November 16, 2007 1:11pm CST
If you new someone that was neglecting or abusing their child would you try and help? Most people feel like it would be sticking their nose in someones business if they said anything. Do you think it's sticking your nose in someone's business or protecting the welfare of a child? What would you do or how far would you go to protect them?
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@maximax8 (28925)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 07
I am a parent and a teacher. If a child that I teach is neglected or abused I tell the head teacher and child protection officer. I have had a few cases like that. One child was in my class and I had to keep writing reports about what was happening. He had a very challenging home life poor child. His older brother behaved in a very difficult way in his class. He and his brother were taken into care. Then the boys aunt came to take them to live in her house.
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@dayzz25 (552)
• United States
16 Nov 07
It's good that you reported these incidents. I think that adults should try and protect our children as much as we can because they can't do it themselves. It's sad to think about all of the children being neglected or abused. What is wrong with their parents? I'm a parent also and can't imagine someone hurting an innocent child. Thank you. Have a great day.
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@maximax8 (28925)
• United Kingdom
16 Nov 07
Yes, often I ask what is the matter with the parents and know that the child is affected by their behavior. Some poor children come from a terrible background. One mum suffered her husband killing himself and she found life challenging after this. Have a lovely day.
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• United States
16 Nov 07
I think if I had that much knowledge about a child that was in a terrible situation like that, I would definitely feel obligated to help that child. I may not go out of my way to stick my nose into some random person's business, but let's say there was a child that I saw being abused or they had mentioned something to me, yes I would.
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@musicman6 (2376)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I would go as far as I needed to go, to protect a child in this situation! I wouldn't care if it was none of my business or not, it is the business of the child protection laws and they would be glad to be informed of any wrongdoing, in a case like this! To me the welfare of a child is the most important thing above all else! (i'm not nominated for any good neighbor awards this year,anyway!)
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@dayzz25 (552)
• United States
18 Nov 07
I agree with you...I would go as far as I needed to go also. Unfortunately some of the agencies that are supposed to be helping our children will not do much. I feel like if the child is being neglected in anyway or abused in anyway that DFS should at least go in and check out the situation. But it seems as if they can't do that anymore unless there's certain circumstances. What do you think?
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@musicman6 (2376)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Yes, a lot of times they do have their hands tied, and sometimes I see a lot of social workers that are really in there! But, a lot of times I see some that don't care, as much as you and I, and I don't think they belong in that system!
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
17 Nov 07
If I know that someone was neglecting or abusing their child, I would personally go in there and kick their butt (ranting). There is NO reason or excuse to hurt, harm or neglect a child in anyway, shape or form. But Yes, I would absolutely intervene. I prefer 10000000 x to be hated or resented by the abuser or neglecter than to knowingly ignore or pretend that the problem doesn't exist and turn a blind eye to the situation. Like I said there is no excuse on this world to mistreat a child in anyway.
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@dayzz25 (552)
• United States
18 Nov 07
LOL....you sound like me. I would love to go in and kick their butts also. I agree with you 100%. Have a great day.
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
I will really die for them if i have to.
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@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
Well in those case I believe that I would seek help in proper authorities so they could save the child from being abused. There rae lots of agencies there that could help us save children. I wont stay at my home doing nothing when i know that there are some kids who needs my help. For sure i will be doing something.
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