Corporal punishment within public school systems continues to be a controversial issue, however, its use is one of the most effective means of discipline in public schools. “Corporal punishment is technically defined as the infliction of physical pain contingent upon the occurrence of a misbehavior (Vockell, 2010).” The use of corporal punishment has many advantages and supporters. The issue of corporal punishment has reached the United States Supreme Court. James Ingraham and Roosevelt Andrews suffered severe paddlings that left bruises and severe pain that required medical attention. The parents of these students filed a lawsuit claiming the paddlings were unconstitutional and violated their right of the Eighth Amendment- prohibition
Corporal punishment is “the use of physical force with the intention of causing a children pain, but not injury, for purpose of correction or control of the child’s behavior”(Straus and Donnelly, 1993). Spanking, slapping and rapping on the head are the examples of corporal punishment. Nowadays, physical punishment of children is still very common around the world. In some countries, it is even permissible in schools. It has been widely discussed in the general public for many years.
The use of physical punishment to discipline children is a widely accepted practice in the United States. This longstanding tradition has become commonplace all across American households. There are many reasons why people justify the use of physical punishment. Some will argue that physical punishment had no effect on them when they experienced it, so they think that it is acceptable. Others may say that it is the quickest and most effective way to discipline children.
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?
The term usually refers to methodically striking the offender with the open hand or with an implement, whether in judicial, domestic, or educational settings.” It is very often hears that when commuting that corporal punishment should be brought into schools as the youths are growing up without respect for authority and also due to the stopping of corporal punishment we now have an upspring in violence in aid out of schools. Then there are many that say “I got licks in school and did not turn so bad” others may comment, “some of those children need a good licking”, but you almost never hear substantial arguments put forth corporal punishment can indeed result to a child being withdrawn, it can also cause a child to develop low self worth as well as accidental physical injuries, so this is why I am of the opinion that, corporal punishment should not be brought back in
1. INTRODUCTION Corporal punishment is a common problem all over the world (United Nations, 2008). South Africa has adopted a Human Rights constitution, ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in 1995, and legally abolished corporal punishment in schools (Republic of South Africa, 1996, A-47; South African Schools Act, 1996). However, it is still a challenge for some South African teachers to abandon corporal punishment as a disciplinary practice. This study purports to investigate why the use of corporal punishment persists despite its abolition two decades ago, its implications, and an alternative means of disciplining students without applying it.
Harsh physical punishment can affect an individual mentally and physically. It is related to child maltreatment in childhood and intimate partner violence in adulthood. Harsh physical punishment consists of pushing, grabbing, shoving, hitting, and slapping. Afifi and colleagues stated that experiencing physical maltreatment in childhood with or without other forms of child maltreatment may make physical violence seem acceptable and may increase the likelihood of violence continuing into intimate partner relationships in adulthood. Child maltreatment includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical and emotional neglect, exposure to intimate partner violence, and intimate partner violence in adulthood (Afifi, Mota, Sareen, &
The Effects of Corporal Punishment in Children Doris A. Garcia Houston Community College Professor: Dr. Matt Webster The Effects of Corporal Punishment in Children Should physical means of punishment be an option to discipline our children when they are misbehaving? The use of corporal punishment to discipline children remains one of the last holdouts of old-fashioned childrearing in the United States (Gershoff, 2010). Corporal punishment (or also known as physical punishment) is defined as the use of physical force towards a child for the purpose of controlling the child’s behavior, and is often used as a punishment (Rimal & Pokharel, 2014). It is inflicted on the child’s body with the intention of causing some degree of pain or discomfort (Cashmore & de Haas, 1995). Over the course of the years, corporal punishment has been controversially spoken about whether if it’s an effective or barbaric method of discipline to raise a child.
Corporal punishment is defined as the physical punishment via caning or flogging. Throughout the years corporal punishment, or more formally recognized by the older generations as "spanking" your kids, overtime has recently become acknowledged as a form of physical abuse. However, with the proper context, and an overall understanding between the parent and the child in question, corporal punishment has been considered a valid form of discipline. Throughout the course of history, the physical punishment of children is influenced by religious traditions and parents. "Recently, the value of physical punishment by well-meaning parents has been seriously challenged" (Flynn 48).
Corporal Punishment is a form of discipline incorporated with physical and psychological abuse to reduce undesired behaviors. It has been a practice all throughout ages particularly in Asia. According to Dayton (1994), in corporal punishment, the adult usually hits various parts of the child’s body with a hand or with canes, paddles, yardsticks, belts, or other objects expected to cause pain and fear. And, frequent punishment may even inhibit cognitive development (Strauss & Paschall, 1999) Under the common law, teachers and other school personnel have the right to administer reasonable corporal punishment, which is the infliction of physical pain on a student for misconduct (Andero, 2002) but House Bill 4455 or the anti-Corporal Punishment bill in the Philippines, implements substitutes for physical and psychological abuse into positive and non-violent forms of