Essay: Corporal Punishment as a way to Discipline Children
There are evidences in some countries that corporal punishment does not bear good results at all. For instance, a study that was conducted by a quasi-governmental association in China confirmed that there are so many children who suffer from corporal punishment with the majority being girls. The violence does not necessarily happen in schools but also at homes by their parents. So many children confirmed that they have to suffer from domestic violence in the hands of their angry parents. In China, for one to show remorsefulness after committing a mistake, one has to kneel. Other children are badly scolded, thrown out of their homes or tied up for a day without food. This brutal form of punishment on kids affects their future behaviors with some becoming depressed and others introverted (Berger, 2002).
It is advised that countries like China should ban corporal punishments and include this in the marriage laws to save the minors from undergoing both psychological and physical torment. This will mean that people will be educated to make them understand that they are all equal irrespective of the age. This does not mean that children should not be corrected but better methods of correcting should be sought since corporal punishment leads to negative effects. Some children have been reported in the media having died while on punishments; for instance, a high school student was reported dead when he was uprooting a tree as a punishment. The tree fell on him and he died instantly. Other students have been taken to hospitals for treatment after they are injured in the process of corporal punishment. This has led to children learning away from homes and even becoming street children.