Corporal punishment

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Corporal punishment (also called physical punishment) is a punishment which is meant to cause physical pain on a person. It is most often performed on minors (in other words: children and teenagers). Common methods include spanking, belting and paddling.[1]

It has also been used on some adults, mostly on prisoners and people who are slaves.

In some parts of the United States, corporal punishment is allowed in schools.[2] At home, corporal punishment is allowed.

Fifty-eight countries, mostly in Europe and Latin America, have banned corporal punishment in the home or at school.[3]

Corporal punishment has been shown to cause aggression and behavior problems in some teenagers and children.[4]

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  1. "Facts about Corporal Punishment". Verywell Family. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. "Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools". NIH. Retrieved March 31, 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. "States Which Have Prohibited all Corporal Punishment". Web Archive. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  4. "Why Corporal Punishment for Children Doesn't Work". Motherly. Retrieved March 31, 2019.