To abolish the law Corporal Punishment 1899 in Australia!
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Say No to Corporal Discipline on kids in Australia.

To abolish the law Corporal Punishment 1899 in Australia!

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      Say No to Corporal Discipline on kids in Australia

Corporal punishment is defined as the use of physical force towards a child for the purpose of control and/or correction, and as a disciplinary penalty inflicted on the body with the intention of causing some degree of pain or discomfort, however mild. Punishment of this nature is referred to in several ways, for example: hitting, smacking, spanking, and belting. Although most forms of corporal punishment involve hitting children with a hand or an implement (such as a belt or wooden spoon), other forms of corporal punishment include: kicking, shaking, biting and forcing a child to stay in uncomfortable positions. The desired outcome of physical punishment is child compliance with adult directives.

No child should be hit! There are better and fairer ways to discipline your child without using physical force and emotional blackmail. We don't want the children to grow up with fear towards their parents!

Why spanking is bad for the children and their parents?

Here is also a link about how spanking affects the children. Read what children says about spanking.

A link on how to discipline your children in a humane and better way.

"A person's a person, no matter how small" Dr Seuss

Say No to Corporal Discipline on kids in Australia.
To abolish the law Corporal Punishment 1899 in Australia!
The law is out-dated!

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    Reasons for signing

      • 10 days ago

      corporal punishment causes PERMANENT damage to children, whether physical, or emotional. We need to explore other options. even a solitary space for them to THINK about it..don't forget, rational thinking & language are still NEW tools for a child. They need to LEARN how to USE them.

    • Lika Saliscente RACINE, WI
      • 11 days ago

      Often, abused children will act up in school. Corporal punishment only reinforces violence in these child victims. One person's discipline is another person's abuse. This needs to stop. It's abusive to kick, shake, bite, belt, wooden spoon, etc...

    • Greg Larson SEATTLE, WA
      • 12 days ago

      This law is the most important way to protect children from potential abuse. Hitting a child is a lazy way to parent. Non violent discipline is always the best way to educate and teach children, NEVER with a belt, a board/paddle, a whip, a cane. PLEASE PASS THIS BILL!

    • Andrea Tripodi HONOLULU, HI
      • 12 days ago

      I don't like any one getting smacked or hit or pushed. I don't like ANY Violent Intent or Motion, period!

    • Eileen King SILVER SPRING, MD
      • 13 days ago

      My parents - who spanked me - told me not to spank my child. I spanked only a couple of times. My child grew up, had children, never spanked her children. This is evolution! We can change!


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