David Beckham - Violence can mark children forever


Child abuse happens every day. It is one of those horrible things that none of us like to think about for too long because it upsets us. However, the cold truth is that many children have to live with the aftermath of the violence for the rest of their lives. The scars carried by children who have suffered some form of abuse are often hidden away from the word, they are internalized and they last forever. David Beckham sheds light on those tucked-away truths that impact far too many children worldwide. The heavily tatted soccer star uses his body art — which comes to life — to tell the stories of abused kids for the public service announcement from UNICEF aimed at ending violence against children. It is nothing short of powerful. In the U.S alone, you may be shocked to know that more than 58,000 children were sexually abused in 2014, (according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children). It’s utterly heartbreaking. No child should ever have to go through such torture and pain. “Violence against children marks them forever,” Beckham says in the video, tying the idea to his tattoos. “It’s wrong. End it.”

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