Ashley Smith

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Tammy Pierce, Florida Stripper, Arrested On Child Neglect Charge After Police Find Hungry Kids In Squalor

A Florida mother of two was arrested after police found her children in deplorable conditions.<p>According to ABC affiliate WPBF, police were tipped off by a girl who called saying that she hadn't eaten in three days.<p>When officers arrived at the residence of Tammy Pierce on July 31, they found the …

Hamzah Khan's brother tells court of four-year-old boy's neglect

Qaiser Khan, 22, who originally refused to give evidence at mother's trial, says child slept in buggy that stank of urine<p>The brother of a four-year-old boy whose body was found mummified in his mother's bedroom told a jury how he saw the boy eating the contents of his nappy and sleeping in a buggy …

Google blocking child abuse search terms – why the wait?

The remarkable thing about Google acting to block search terms leading to child abuse websites is that it has taken them so long<p>What, exactly, has been the difficulty about recognising that people go from particular search terms to particular websites? After all, Google does this sort of tracking …

Child Abuse Hotline Ad Uses Photographic Trick That Makes It Visible Only To Children

How can organizations aimed at putting an end to child abuse send a message to children without also tipping off adults? It might be as simple as creating an ad that only children can see.<p>A Spanish organization called Fundación ANAR, or Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk, created a bus-stop …

Twin Babies Found Neglected, Locked In Room Naked Without Food

A mother and aunt in Texas face child neglect charges after police in Liberty County found twin baby girls locked naked in a dirty room without food.<p>Amy Castillo, 27, was charged with abandonment and endangerment of a child Oct 12. Charges are pending for the girls' mother, Brandy Dominguez, who …

Don't Be an Enabler -- When a Child Is Abused, Here's What to Do

Allegations of child sexual abuse by a former assistant football coach at Penn State University have dominated the news this week. On Wednesday legendary football coach Joe Paterno released a statement in which he said, "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." How lame is that, …

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect Infographic

Child abuse and neglect is an important concern that is affecting the health and well-being of over 6 million children around the United States. We worked with the Institute of Medicine to illustrate child abuse and neglect statistics, risks, effects, and action plans. A better understanding of the …

Child Abuse Down, Neglect Up

Physical and sexual abuse of children has declined over the past two decades, but the number of children who experience emotional abuse and neglect--mostly by their parents--is increasing. These are the findings of a report by the Institute of Medicine, where researchers called the data a mixed …

Horrifying cases of neglect lead to surge in helpline calls

NSPCC helps more than 50 children a day after recent deaths of four-year-olds Hamzah Khan and Daniel Pelka<p>Calls to a national helpline to report claims of child neglect have been rising drastically in the wake of the deaths of four-year-olds Daniel Pelka and Hamzah Khan.<p>The NSPCC says that its …