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Employee of Niigata City child welfare center resigns after hitting child

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A child welfare center in Niigata City says that a male employee in his 60s has resigned after he admitted hitting a child who was in temporary protective custody.

Police said the man hit the child’s head but added that the child suffered no serious injury, Kyodo News reported. The center said the employee resigned of his own accord.

According to the center, the employee said he had warned the child several times about his eating habit on April 16. He was quoted as saying that when the child’s behavior did not improve, he hit the boy’s head once with his palm as another warning.

The incident came to light after another child reported being “lightly hit” on the head twice by the same employee twice in the past.  

Tokunori Kobayashi, director of the center, told a news conference on Tuesday that he would “work hard to prevent a recurrence” of such behavior by staff.

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Hitting a mere child. How low can humans go?

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Parents and teachers slapping their kids and students was quite the norm 50 years ago. How times have changed!

Obviously, that 60s employee hadn't noticed.

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Spare the rod, the spoil the child. They figured this out thousands of years ago but somehow we think we figured out something they didn't. I have to say it was uncalled for in this case though.

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That’s right, it was normal some decades ago. And the obvious difference to that gone era is, we learned a lot more and have even good eating habits still nowadays. lol

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A child goes into protective custody at the welfare center only to then receive the same abusive treatment at the place that's supposed to protect him. They really need to vet their employees better. I hope that ex-employee is blacklisted from ever being able to work with children again.

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According to the center, the employee said he had warned the child several times about his eating habit

What “eating habit?”

l’m assuming the child was neglected or abused in some way, including not being given sufficient nourishment?

So I’m guessing the kid was REALLY hungry and eating as much as he could stuff in his belly?

yeah, there’s a reason for that, Jack Hole.

Police said the man hit the child’s head

So this low life did what his former guardians probably did as well?

Thanks, guy.

Where did they even find this employee?

Did he even raise young children in his life?

get rid of him, and whoever hired him.

Tokunori Kobayashi, director of the center, told a news conference on Tuesday that he would “work hard to prevent a recurrence” of such behavior by staff.

by what? FINALLY doing background checks on people he hired?

sorry boss, that should’ve been done from day 1.

This story has nothing but sad news all around it.

no wonder children have no chance in Japan…..

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Spare the rod, the spoil the child. They figured this out thousands of years ago but somehow we think we figured out something they didn't

The same collection of religious texts that this comes from also provides detailed descriptions about how to keep slaves, pass them on to your children as possessions, and how severely you are able to beat them. The hideous morality it describes also extends to violently abusing children. We should not look to what they did thousands of years ago as any advice on what to do today - we should reject this advice as immoral.

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So I assume the man who hit the child is a psychologist by saying the child suffered no serious injury!! Perhaps he needs his head checked, physical pain is not the worst its just an onset, MENTAL PAIN is the worst you never forget that, so that is considered injury!

Police said the man hit the child’s head but added that the child suffered no serious injury

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The kid was probably never taught proper table manners,

that would require loving attention.

Maybe this oji-san thought his "instruction" was helpful to the future well-being

of the child, in an "off-hand" sort of way...

It would've served better if he showed him the proper way,

rather than assuming he was misbehaving, and smacking him.

I hope they both fare well.

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