Mother seen on video beating her 12-year-old girl for posting a selfie to FacebookBy Mason White 12:49 PM April 29, 2014
|Helen Bartlett beating her daughter|
By: Aarav Sen
A young girl was beaten by her own mother because she posted a selfie on Facebook, a video uploaded to the Internet showed.
The mother from Trinidad and Tobago, uploaded the video of herself hitting her 12-year-old daughter with a belt for sharing photos on Facebook.
The video of the beating has gone viral on the Internet.
Helen Bartlett of Point Fortin, who is a mother of four children, can also be seen hurling insults at her daughter. The disturbing clip has left viewers divided, with some people justifying her actions, while others call it child abuse.
Bartlett’s other kids quickly came to the defense of their mother claiming that she only wanted to protect her daughter from getting pregnant. The mother believes that her daughter will get pregnant if she continues to post pictures of herself on Facebook.
Helen Bartlett said that she was willing to go to jail to set her daughter on the right path. The woman also said that she does not regret beating her daughter, but only regrets the fact that the video of the beating went viral.
The government has released a statement warning parents that they may face charges of child abuse if they are caught beating their children.