The Negative Effects Of Corporal Punishment

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Corporal punishment refers to physical punishment such as caning or flogging used against undesired behavior by children. It is used in an attempt to discipline a child.
There have been innumererable debates on whether corporal punishment is really helpful in mending a child’s behavior. A lot of papers have also been published but people still hold a differing opinion on the topic. Keeping aside the pros and cons of corporal punishment, don’t you think that corporal punishment is a direct violation of children’s rights? There is no need to search for the harmful effects in order to say that corporal punishment must be put to an end. Nevertheless, this study presents the short term and long term negative effects of corporal punishment to advocate the point that corporal is not only an ineffective way of disciplining a child but also wrong and damaging.

The practice of using corporal punishments as a means to discipline a student has been very prevalent at schools. It has been practised so much that whenever a student gets caught doing something wrong, the first thing that comes to the mind is that he is going to receive thrashing from the teacher. And in most of the cases, it does happen the way he thinks. This kind of punishment not only causes physical harm to the student but also leaves him scared of the teacher causing psychological harm.
Though have been wide protests by education and other groups against the administration of corporal punishments at schools, the
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