oa Article 19 - Fact sheet on corporal punishment

Volume 1 Number 2
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Extracted from text ... associated with a host of negative outcomes - outcomes that often persist well into adulthood. According to the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children, a large body of international research has identified the following harmful effects: ? Escalation: Mild punishments in infancy are so ineffective that they tend to escalate as the child grows older. The little smack thus becomes a spanking and then a beating. Parents convicted of seriously assaulting their children often explain that the illtreatment of their child began as physical punishment. ? Encouraging violence: Even a little slap carries the message that violence ..

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