Essay about Corporal Punishment
Corporal punishment involves the deliberate infliction of pain upon a child, by an adult, as a result of the child's misbehavior or perceived misbehavior. It has been proven scientifically that the effects of it can be detrimental to the …show more content…
Many, studies have shown that corporal punishment cause serious physical and psychological harm to large numbers of children. Each year in the U.S. thousands of children require medical treatment as a result of corpora punishment administered in schools. According to National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools, school-inflicted corporal punishment has even caused the deaths of seven childrenincluding a kindergarten girl. Among the emotional problems that can result from corporal punishment are depression, withdrawal, sleep disturbances, avoidance of school, learning problems, loss of self-esteem, and delinquency.
Corporal punishment also provides children with a poor role model of adult behavior by teaching them that the use of physical violence against smaller and weaker persons is an appropriate method of dealing with the