Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Who wants Corporal Punishment back in our schools? No? Well this is why I believe that this should not be accepted in our Australian schools because Australia has already dealt with corporal punishment, causes psychological issues and teaches bad habits.

Corporal punishment is defined as the use of physical force towards a child for the purpose of control or correction, and as a disciplinary penalty placed on the body with the intention of causing some degree of pain or discomfort, however mild.

There are numerous instances of milder punishment that go unnoticed. There is enough evidence to suggest that teachers, including those at private Australian schools, physically and verbally intimidate children, some of whom could be as young as five years old. There is unfortunately no national law banning cruel or unusual punishment in schools. The National Policy on Education merely says that corporal punishment is not allowed.

Discipline is a must for students in schools and colleges. However, enforcing it through Corporal punishment is highly objectionable and rather, inhuman. This kind of punishment was generally practiced during the medieval period, and is very old fashioned. This is not the right procedure or technique to discipline a student.

Teachers should realise that children at the school level are at an impressionable age. If they are subjected to such kind of physical torture, they may develop a fear to approach or meet a teacher, or even attend the school. They will never respect and love their teachers which is very essential for the overall development of a student's personality. This is because a guru or a teacher is a role model for a student. She/he must set an example for their students through behaviour and actions.
Teachers must deal with their students patiently, advising and guiding them to excel in every sphere of life such as academics, sports, music and various other curricular activities.

A student must also be free and...

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