A set of images showing a child kneeling down and begging for money while naked in the street yesterday evening in Zhongshan, Guangdong province has gone viral online, where numerous netizens expressed criticism and contempt for the mother, who reportedly forced him to do it as punishment.
As the boy was kneeling down on the street, his mother was seen standing in front of him with his clothes and a steel bowl in her hands. She also whipped him one or twice with a wire picked up from the roadside, according to a security guard surnamed Deng.
Passersby arrived at the scene and tried to help the child. After being pressured by the crowd, the mother let the child dress himself, but the child dared not to stand up until a male onlooker knelt down and picked him up.
It’s reported that the child was punished after he hurt his classmate in a fight. His mother then forced him to kneel down on the street in the nude to beg for compensation fees as a punishment.
A web user named 寂寞在徘徊 commented, “There is no doubt that when retarded people become parents, they will adopt a ‘retarded’ way to teach their kids.”
“It’s too extreme. We need to be more patient when teaching kids. I have a bad temper, but I’ve never been this way. I feel sorry to see this. Moreover, it will have a negative impact on the kid’s whole life,” wrote 守护幸福.
Another user named 土豆 said, “There wouldn’t be any bad kids in the world if having them kneel on the street taught them to be good! Loser parents! Bad parenting!”
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By Lucy Liu
[Image via Tencent]