Child Abuse in Schools

by Anonymous
(USA)

Sadly, in 21 of our United States, teachers, who are licensed and trained professionals are allowed by law to abuse children. Hundreds of thousands of children each year are battered by wooden boards wielded by adults. It is called corporal punishment, but it is abuse.

When the professionals and educated ones in a community join hands with other abusers and agree that children need to be beaten to learn life's lessons, it is a sad day for all involved. Violence begins anew with the next generation.

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Aug 31, 2008
I couldn't agree more...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Those who argue that corporal punishment in the school system works are achieving the short term results they're looking for at the expense of the long term effects. Studies repeatedly show that children who are in schools with a corporal punishment policy perform below the national average in every subject. Symptoms of withdrawal and depression are more prevalent, and there are significantly higher incidences of violence among children in these schools.

In order to compete globally in the future, it makes no sense to continue with practices that put our children—our future—at risk. To accept corporal punishment in schools is to legally lower the standard of learning for our children, in this generation and for generations to come.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Nov 10, 2009
And they wonder why school violence is a problem
by: BMW Princess

Maybe we'd see a decrease in school shootings if teachers stoppped assaulting students. It's not rocket science. Violence breeds Violence

Jan 26, 2010
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by: holly ; from new zealand.

no child should be touched in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. even a smack.

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