If you saw someone beating up a 5 year old, would you step in?

United States
November 7, 2006 2:53pm CST
I SURE WOULD!!
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18 responses
• Canada
7 Nov 06
I hope that everyone would. I just found out recently that my 4 year old granddaughter was taken away from her father because he beat her. Thank God someone noticed her limping and called the authorities. Now we are trying to get her back to my daughter's care where she will be safe and we thought her father could provide a better home. We all need to help children in need, they are too small to do it themselves.
@cyfernet (2796)
• India
7 Nov 06
Then that someone would beat me up!
• South Africa
7 Nov 06
Rather beat you than beat a small child.
• United States
7 Nov 06
I'm not a violent person, but if I saw someone beating a child, I'd beat the sh*t out of them!
• United States
7 Nov 06
I'm not talking about someone spanking their child, but someone abusing a child.
• France
7 Nov 06
Ok, first of all I would like to know how anyone can actually do that in the first place. They must be seriously SICK and TWISTED to even contemplate the thought. Saying that, I have a sort-of family member that recently lost their grand-child to just such a person. The person happened to be the father. I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt, that I would do anything in my power to stop such a person. I am fully aware of the consequences and potential responses and I would still choose to place myself between any child and an attacker. I am sickened by people like that. I personally feel that anyone that wouldn't is a coward. Not just scared, that can be understood. Not going to the aid of an adult in a similar position is somewhat justifiable since you are not really in a better position than them and much more could be done by you calling for help rather than charging in. But a child deserves instant and complete protection. Always. Hope this helps.
@shooie (4989)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Yes I would....It shouldn't hurt to be a kid
@srhelmer (6933)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
7 Nov 06
Yes. I have no problem with someone spanking their child but there's a fine line between punishing and abusing.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Nov 06
of course I would! I hope everyone would step in if they vitnessed that!
• Netherlands
7 Nov 06
It depence on the situation. Normaly yes I would even if it's his or her parent. It is not normal to beat up a 5 year old. To spank them when they are doing someting very wrong yes but beat up NNNNOOOOO
7 Nov 06
cause i would!
@Bitchn (646)
• Romania
7 Nov 06
I surely do !
@nmw2005 (1198)
• United States
7 Nov 06
doesn't matter the age, I would help any young child.
@Bitchn (646)
• Romania
7 Nov 06
I surely do !
@marmo1020 (469)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Yea thats just not right.
@Rixelly (85)
• Australia
7 Nov 06
Any sane person would step in and stop it. What makes me wonder though, is why start a discussion about this in the first place? Did you see it happen? Did you do it? Did you stop someone doing it?
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Yes, I would. Definitely.
@magikrose (5424)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I definately would. I have a 5yr old and I wouldent want any one beating on her. I would have someone callthe police first tho then I would go and try to stop the person doing the beating. I would tell them that the police are on there way and that they should stop immedietly. Then if I can I would get the child and try to clean them up and calm down enough to tell what happened. No child should be beat for any reason.
• South Africa
7 Nov 06
Yes I would definetly and I would take the child with me and report the person to the nearest police station and call the welfare.Unless it is the parents giving the child a hiding.But if they were beating the child I would still report them to the police and welfare. There is absolutely nothing wrong in giving a child discipline.But only to a certain extend.Not abbusing the child.
• United States
7 Nov 06
in a heartbeat. That's horrible to do and people like that should experience what it's like to be a 5 year old on the other side of a fist from an adult in my opinion