Essay on Corporal Punishment Should Be Banned

1670 Words May 7th, 2015 7 Pages
Every child in the world deserves to be treated and taught with respect. Corporal punishment has been used for centuries, but throughout time government has set laws to protect kids whose parents get out of control. In today’s world there is a big controversy, should corporal punishment be labeled abuse and illegal. The definition of abuse being, “to use wrongly or improperly; misuse, to abuse one 's authority, to treat in a harmful, injurious, or offensive way, to abuse one 's eyesight to speak insultingly, harshly, and unjustly to or about; revile; malign” (Agnes). Where the definition of corporal punishment is, “the physical punishment, as spanking, inflicted on a child by an adult in authority” (Agnes). Corporal punishment should be illegal and should be labeled a type of abuse. Many people who have received corporal punishment are affected physically and emotionally, compared to kids who have not received any type of hands on punishment. When individuals look at corporal punishment they always ask the same type of questions. Why does corporal punishment seem like abuse? Why do parents turn to physical punishment? Finally, how does corporal punishment affect children? Parents tend to think of corporal punishment as effective but other individuals say it can seem and look like it as an abusive act because parents are not in the right state of mind when using hands on punishments. Children are also majorly affected by a hit from a loved one during the major developing…

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