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Children have been abused and neglect nearly as long as man has inhabited earth. History reveals how the Sumerians, five thousand years ago, had a man in charge of the whip to punish boys who stepped out of line. It was common for the ancient Greek philosophers to have sex with their young male students. The Spartans abandoned their weak and deformed children on hillsides or threw them into a deep canyon. In China and India, children were cast into rivers as offerings to water gods to bring good harvests. For most of history, children have been abandoned, beaten, sacrificed, sold, used in sex, murdered, even eaten. Very little was done to protect them.