This is the reason I, who have no children and want no children, became so upset by the story below of teachers torturing their charges.
It was not easy to write about this. And I know that there are many, many people who have endured far worse - but there should be no 'at least it wasn't's or 'not so bad's when it comes to any adult hurting a child, emotionally or physically. Nothing even close to this should be tolerated. Children, and animals, are innocents who are in our charge and they should be cared for and protected. In all instances.