VISALIA, CA — A Visalia teenager is making it her mission to stop child abuse and she’s taking her campaign to her fellow students. Erin Fisher is a soft-spoken sophomore at Redwood High School in Visalia. But don’t let her quiet voice fool you. The 15-year-old is taking on a big message: stop child abuse and neglect.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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