Corporal punishment, or violent forms of discipline, is a common practice at schools in many countries, administered by teachers and other staff. Evidence has revealed that this violence has no positive benefits, and is in fact a hindrance to learning – negatively impacting children’s cognitive development, contributing to lower academic achievement, and school dropout. This also carries the risk of long-term harm to mental and physical health and future prospects of individuals, families and societies. This report, released by End Violence in partnership with Safe to Learn and the Coalition for Good Schools, explores children’s experiences of school corporal punishment, identifying where action is needed, and describing how progress can be achieved.
Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
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