corporal punishment

 
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Discipline in schools: What the law says you can and can’t do
Here are various ways learners ought to be disciplined in schools, and corporal punishment is not one of them, having
'Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent'
'Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent'
Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) on Monday said a High Court ruling which ordered parents to no longer spank their children would set a...
[Video]Will smacking your kids make them violent?
[Video]Will smacking your kids make them violent?
Experts suggest that banning corporal punishment in the home could lead to a less violent society. Joan van Dyk explains.
Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?
Should the government tell you how to discipline your children?
Hitting your children could increase their risk of becoming abusers — or of being victims of abusers, according to new research.
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
SAHRC recommends ban on corporal punishment
Last month, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) took a strong stand against corporal punishment – a position that could have...
Pupils Speak Out: Not all public schools have the resources that my school has
Pupils Speak Out: Not all public schools have the resources that my school has
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by pupils about the problems they encounter in their...
Pupils Speak Out: 'They beat us in a way they would not beat their children'
Pupils Speak Out: 'They beat us in a way they would not beat their children'
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by pupils about the problems they encounter in their...
Sparing the rod, rebuilding the child
Sparing the rod, rebuilding the child
The recent kicking to death of two chickens by matric pupils at a Johannesburg school, and the use of the dead animals to scare other children, has...
How corporal punishment's legality aggravates child abuse
How corporal punishment's legality aggravates child abuse
On a daily basis, newspapers across the country tell story after story of the horrors perpetrated against children: from a seven-week-old baby...
Cracking the whip won’t stop the violence ravaging schools
Cracking the whip won’t stop the violence ravaging schools
The many acts of violence in South African schools, from pupils assaulting each other to attacks on teachers, has led to a frenzy of finger-pointing, blame-shifting and calls for untenable, unconstitutional and ultimately very harmful responses. None of this serves any useful...
Corporal punishment will not be tolerated, says MEC
Corporal punishment will not be tolerated, says MEC
"We would like to send a stern warning against those among us who still practice corporal punishment. As a department we view it as serious...
Crisis at schools goes unreported
Crisis at schools goes unreported
Corporal punishment is rife in Gauteng schools, even though it is unlawful, according to Childline. The children's rights body said more than 300...

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