Tag Archives: Corporal punishment

Smacking children: what the research says

Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock Ana Aznar, University of Winchester The question of whether it is ever acceptable to smack a child – hitting them with the flat inside of the hand with the aim of achieving compliance – is still highly controversial. In England, this controversy was recently reignited by the education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, who has said that “the discipline of …

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Violence against children carries a huge cost for Africa: governments need to act urgently

Getty Images Rongedzayi Fambasayi, North-West University Every day, millions of children experience violence in one form or another. It is a global problem that cuts across colour, class, educational status, income, ethnicity and origin. It has immediate, long term and irreparable impacts on the life, survival, physical and psychosocial development and well-being of children. Violence against children also has financial …

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