Detectives are trying to determine if the video, which shows adults cursing and screaming for two small children to beat each other, was filmed in Arkansas.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) says the scenes are enough to spark an investigation.
"It's terrible, it was very sad and something we definitely want to look into," DHS spokesperson Kate Luck says. "Without the facts, we can't; we really encourage if anybody recognizes anyody in this video or has any details on where it was shot or where it's from, we really want them to step up and call the child abuse hotline, because this is sad and definitely not anything we want to see happening to people here in Arkansas."
If investigation reveals the video was shot outside of Arkansas, DHS says they will still work to get the video to the appropriate agencies.