13 Hall of Shame Moments in Child-Care History
It is a sad but true fact that throughout history, children have been subjected to some of the most inhumane and horrific treatments imaginable. From being poisoned by lead paint in Victorian toys, to being exploited and forced into labor, to being used as test subjects in unethical experiments, to being recruited as child soldiers, and even to being raffled off for charity. It is a dark and shameful part of our past, but it is a part that must be remembered and acknowledged.
In this list, we will explore 13 of the most shocking and disturbing examples of how children have been mistreated throughout history. From the disastrous Children’s Crusade, to the Spartan children’s schooling, to the radioactive oatmeal experiments, to the babies taken away from their parents during General Franco’s rule, to the lack of pain relief for babies during surgery, these are stories that must be heard and remembered.
So, without further ado, let us take a look at 13 of the most shocking examples of how children have been mistreated throughout history.