"Some sexual abuse happens at sleepovers and children can become scared of people."  Is this true?I'm doing an essay about abuse that needs to be turned in today and the answer I receive from...

"Some sexual abuse happens at sleepovers and children can become scared of people."  Is this true?

I'm doing an essay about abuse that needs to be turned in today and the answer I receive from enotes always helps me form it.  Thanks Joelle

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The fact is, sexual abuse can (and does) happen anywhere and nearly always, when sexual abuse happens, especially in childhood, one of the traumatic and long-term results is fear.

For the purpose of your essay, it might be helpful for you to expand on this idea (sexual abuse happening at "sleepovers") by looking up the percentage of abuse cases which happen in the home of someone else, while a child is spending the night.  Looking at the big picture of the essay, and without knowing your exact topic (whether it is abuse in general, or specifically, sexual abuse), I encourage you to provide real examples, either from news stories or other published personal accounts, of each of your subtopics and main ideas.  Examples will enhance what could otherwise become list-like facts and figures, and make your entire essay more informational as well as more interesting.

EXAMPLE: Using this idea that sexual abuse can happen outside the victim's home and that it often results in fear, perhaps you can find someone who has experienced this situation and has been written (and published) about.  A personal quote or even a statement from a reputable source would turn this generality into something concrete.

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