When is the violence towards children in Thailand going to stop?
Thai media is increasingly asking the question: ‘When is the violence towards children in Thailand schools going to stop?’
Thai Rath reported on a latest CCTV video saying that violence is a “common occurrence” in Thai schools. Their headline said: Here we go again.
Netizens are again quoted as being outraged by the violence. While the education authorities predictably try to hush it up.
Abusers are let off and given ample opportunity to continue assaulting children at will.
The latest six-minute video features over the top violence against a number of defenseless three and four-year-old children by a teaching assistant or nanny. She is referred to as a “phi liang”.
Taken from a day in August it has been uploaded to the Mem Pho Dam site.
It shows a woman repeatedly pull, drag, punch and violently shake a number of children. One boy is repeatedly whacked with what appears to be a ruler just because he wants to walk around the class.
Others have their hair pulled and are yanked into line.
Other adults in the class treat it as normal – no one lifts a finger to help the children or suggest alternative approaches.
The information posted online with the video said that parents at the kindergarten had gone to the authorities and been told to drop it. The woman concerned was allowed to continue under three strikes and you’re out policy.
Parents no longer wanted to send their scared little ones to school, they said.
They posed a question to the education department: “If that was your child how would you feel?”
As is all too common in such stories, no one and no place is actually named. Source