Child Neglect Today

Child Neglect Today

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A high school student started this petition to The Department of Education


Overall, the issue plaguing child neglect is the lack of education and law implementation. There are no specific laws that really prevent child neglect cases. In addition, in most cases even though authorities like (schools and federal organizations) are being notified there are no actions being taken to further prevent this.

Child neglect is a  issue being found in different parts of the country, without a proper education and space for teens to talk things like child neglect, leaves them vulnerable. Not being informed about an issue  can also correlate with the lack of ability to advocate for yourself, if you ever face that issue. Due to lack of education and resources, many child neglect victims feel unsafe to speak up. Therefore, creating a annual workshop within New York City schools which educates students about child neglect, teaches them how to self advocate, and allows them to create a more trusting bond with their peers on my website, (https://childneglecttoday.weebly.com/ ).

By having a website students have a platform to go to that can give them a general idea about what child neglect is and what different resources are available. In addition, this can be adopted by many other schools as an after school workshop. It can be a fun and trusting space for students to be able to develop the skill sets they need in order to adopt self advocacy. Although, teachers are mandated to report any signs that allude to child neglect, as kids get older it is more difficult to spot signs. Consequently,  the chance of students being saved decrease more and more. As a result, this program will combat that by giving students the opportunities to speak up, whether it is to a teacher, or to a friend. Which than makes getting help easier.


I started this petition because...
I am a high school student who is participating in the Quality of Life wise foundation research competition. I researched child neglect and the way in which it manifests. Through, my collection of Data I have carefully crafted an implementation, otherwise known as an action taken to decrease this issue.

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