A Chinese kindergarten teacher in Zhejiang Province was reported of child abuse on October 24th. Shortly after the incidence, the video of her abuse in classroom was revealed, which enraged netizens across the country.
A snapshot of the video shared by Yan Yanhong
Yan Yanhong, a teacher from a voluntary kindergarten in Wenling, Zhejiang Province was pulling a child’s ears and lifting him off the ground in the playroom “just for fun”. At the same time she asked her colleague to shoot a video with cell phone and then she shared it online. Seen from the video, the boy was about 20 centimeters off the ground howling in pain, while the teacher Yan appeared with her pleased face.
Wenling City Bureau of Education launched an immediate investigation into the kindergarten after receiving report from the parents of the abused child. The Bureau notified the police of this incident and obliged the kindergarten to dismiss the teachers involved.
More child abuse photos are found in Yan’s space. She put stick tapes, kegs and dustpans on the children, even threw them in the bin for pleasure.
Besides, Yan was caught teaching without licence. According to Teng Linhua, deputy director of Wenling City Bureau of Education, teachers must have certification to teach in any schools. But the shortage of kindergarten teachers makes it impossible to ensure that every teacher has certification before filling the position.
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