Update #5 ·



Florida’s Marion County School Board voted last night to ban corporal punishment and we wanted to thank you for everything you did to make that happen! Thank you to everyone that wrote and called the school board, signed the petitions, shared the cause and showed support!

You did it! Our schools will use more effective methods of discipline. Our children will grow up stronger. Our communities will become less violent.

Now we’re asking you to do one more thing, thank School Board member Ron Crawford for making the change. Will you post a message or a picture here on our Causes wall to say thank you.

You can read our blog post about the victory here.

When enough of us work together we can move mountains! Florida counties like Santa Rosa and Marion are listening and banning corporal punishment. County by county, state by state, together we can stop paddling and create safe schools! Thank you for your support!

Thanks for caring,

Claire Lancaster
Team Safe School’s Leader


Andrew Willis
Founding Member

How you can help

Thank you for your interest and support in creating safe schools!  Start taking action now by pledging that every child and educator should have access to safe schools. Every pledge is another voice rising up in support of our children, our schools, and our future.  Your commitment today is needed in 3 key areas:  1. Stand Up For Safe Schools Stand up to create violence free schools that…

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Prisoners in the United States are protected from corporal punishment, but all of our school children are not? In fact, striking another person is also banned in the military and mental hospitals. But it's completely legal in public schools in 19 states. The effects of corporal punishment in schools are alarming. It perpetuates child abuse and teaches children to solve problems through physical…

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I am Claire Lancaster and I am one of many concerned parents and taxpayers living in Marion County, Florida where in April 2013 the School Board voted to reinstate corporal punishment after we had successfully banned paddling 3 years earlier. Our children are our future and we all want what's best for them, so I have been researching corporal punishment.  Is it a good thing?  Will paddling our…

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