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Corporal Punishment Essay

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Corporal punishment is a form of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offence, or for the purpose of disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to deter attitudes or behavior deemed unacceptable.  It may be divided into three main types: Parental or Domestic corporal punishments, which is made by parents, guardians, or any person inside the house including nannies, gardeners, etc., School corporal punishments, which is made by teacher, principals, canteen vendors, etc., and judicial corporal punishments that is done by judges and polices. Since we are talking about the child, we disregard the judicial corporal punishment for it is ...view middle of the document...

Physically, these punishments can leave a mark to the parts of the body of the child or worst, he can be physically disabled. Emotionally, a child can feel that he is not part of the family or maybe he will feel unimportant. He can be antisocial and prevent others from getting near him and don’t want to have friends. Spiritually, he can hate God for being in this situation. He won’t praise and pray to God anymore as an effect of this punishment. Ethically, he will grow up bastard and war freak or worse be a gang member or any fraternities. Poor child!
Parents and teachers serve as models to the child. What we do, what we say is considered correct to them. If we do corporal punishments to the child, he can plant inside him a big anger to the people who has done it to him. Also, he can use it to his future children. He will be as how his parents treat him to her children. Those punishments will be their greatest fear wherein they can be traumatized that leads to a mental disability that can never be treated and go back to normal again. That will be another opened door to a child not having a normal life.
What should we do to prevent this from happening? Everyone is made and born with equal rights. Let’s fight for the children being maltreated. “Youth are the hope of the nation.”, a statement from our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Who will replace us in the future if children of today we’re not treated well? Who will be the great leaders that will build up a better nation? Who will be the good parents that will guide their children? As teachers being tagged as the children’s second parents, we should act like one but not in a way that we will replace their parents and be that close to them. We all have the key on our hands. Let’s put it in the right door, and let us open it for the better children of the future. Fight for children’s’ right!

The Issue
Corporal punishment is defined by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child as any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, of any intensity.  Corporal punishment is a violation of a child’s basic human rights, which includes the right to protection against any form of violence and the right to respect for their physical integrity and human dignity.
According to the Committee, which is the monitoring body of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), most acts of corporal punishment toward children involve hitting (e.g., smacking, slapping, spanking), with the hand or with an implement – a whip, stick, belt, shoe, wooden spoon, etc.  It also may involve other forms of contact, such as kicking,...

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