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corporal punishment

Public health The use of physical punishment–beating or other form of bodily injury to discipline children and control misbehavior. See Domestic violence. Cf Capital punishment.
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Prof Mukhtiar Samo, founder of Knowledge Centre, said the book was a source of awareness against corporal punishment that actually spoiled the child as against old maxim that 'spare a rod and spoil a child'.
Sindh is the only province in the country that in 2016 enacted a law banning corporal punishment in schools and seminaries and making it punishable.
However, following in the footsteps of the yesteryear dikgosi of Ga-Mmangwato, Kgosi Serogola and others at the main kgotla decided that corporal punishment could help address common misconduct that once took the Bangwato capital by storm.
She said that a segment of teachers considered it their right to award corporal punishment to students.
Ministry officials said the ministry had received 195 complaints regarding corporal punishment or violence by school staff since 2017, Van Esveld said, but it was unclear how many of those had resulted in teachers or staff being disciplined.
'I am aware that there is a growing trend, prevalent in Western nations, that sees all forms of corporal punishment as an outdated from of disciplining children,' he said.
Duterte said he was 'aware that there is a growing trend, prevalent in Western nations, that sees all forms of corporal punishment as an outdated form of disciplining children.'
"Making no distinctions, the bill would allow government to extend its reach into the privacy of the family, authorizing measures aimed at suppressing corporal punishment regardless of how carefully it is practiced," he added.
A detailed guide to the implementation of the International Convention on the Rights of Children and the monitoring of changing attitudes and behaviours to eliminate corporal punishment of children will be developed during this conference.
The authors note that corporal punishment has been linked to an increased risk for negative behavioral, cognitive, psychosocial, and emotional outcomes for children.
The researchers placed countries into three categories: those that have banned corporal punishment in the home and at school; those that have banned it in school only (which include the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom); and those that have not banned corporal punishment in either setting.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A study shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people.