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038 deepika Singh
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When we refer to domestic violence we usually consider a parent being abused and assaulted by the other but we often forget about the other victims of the abuse – the children.
A child is as equal a victim of domestic violence as the person who experiences it. Children who witness domestic violence are at a risk of long term physical and mental illness. Some grow up to be an equally violent person as their parent when they grow up while some fear and hide their emotions causing themselves mental illness and anxiety. Usually children tend to take up the behaviour of their parent and execute the same in their relationship. Some children indulge in activities such as bullying and assaulting and harm others to get their anger out. Some grows up to be physically and mentally weak in turn harming themselves. Growing up in an abusive environment is the worst thing that a child can ever go through.