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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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Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign Campaign leader

If spanking kids leads to aggressive behavior why are we still spanking them?

Spanking kids linked to aggressive behavior, language issues

CBS News
Spanking may leave a lasting impact on children, well past their initial punishment. Children who were spanked often early in life by their mothers were more likely to be aggressive later in childhood compared to kids who weren't spanked at all, a study published in Pediatrics on Oct. 21 concluded. Being spanked by dads was also linked to…Read More
Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign Campaign leader

Corporal punishment in school is noncontroversial, as 80% of parents and 72% of Americans are opposed #stopabuse

19 States Still Allow Spanking in Schools and the Statistics Are Shocking

PolicyMic
19 States Still Allow Spanking in Schools and the Statistics Are Shocking States in blue have laws against corporal punishment. The red states allow it. A Kansas lawmaker made headlines last week for introducing a bill to explicitly permit spanking to the point of "redness or bruising" by parents, as well as teachers given permission by parents.…Read More
Andrew Willis
Andrew Willis Campaign leader

Why do we beat our weakest citizens the most? #stopabuse

Giving Up on 4-Year-Olds

The Editorial Board
A new report released by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, examining the disciplinary practices of the country’s 97,000 public schools, shows that excessively punitive policies are being used at every level of the public school system — even against 4-year-olds in preschool. This should shame the nation and force it to…Read More
CE Lancaster
CE Lancaster Campaign leader

Florida school agrees to stop paddling! This is great news for the future of that community, so why are so many disappointed?

Victory For Kids

Stop Abuse Campaign
Should Schools Stop Hitting Students Just To Protect Their Own Behinds? Thanks to grassroots efforts from local parents, and groups like Floridians Against Corporal Punishment In Public School, the Santa Rosa School District in Florida has finally agreed to phase out the use of corporal punishment from their school’s Student Code Of Conduct.…Read More
Stop Abuse Campaign
Stop Abuse Campaign Campaign leader

Teacher charged after hitting student #stopabuse

Vindy.com - McDonald man banned from subbing after spanking incident

Vindy.com
Published: Sat, March 8, 2014 @ 12:06 a.m. By Ed Runyan runyan@vindy.com WARREN A 63-year-old McDonald man pleaded not guilty Friday to a misdemeanor assault charge filed against him after he purportedly spanked two students while serving as a substitute gym teacher. John E. Jerome of Dakota Avenue was released on a personal recognizance…Read More
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