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

    • Nicolene Vertue CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 3 days ago

      I am highly against corporal punishment, have to fight with people who mistreat their children almost everyday in the shops and it is highly upsetting. Wish I could change it in South Africa, but unfortunately this country is full of hard headed, narrow-minded people.

    • Maria Smith AUSTRALIA
      • 3 days ago

      It is possible to teach a child without abusing them. I know because I never did lay a hand on my child or hurt him verbally. Today he's 21 years old and he proves to me everyday that with love care and compassion we can bring up loving, caring and compassionate human beings.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 2 months ago

      If we don't stand up for children, we stand not for much!

      • 3 months ago

      Acts of corporal punishment are the primary cause of Child Abuse involving physical injury.

    • Melinda Madden AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      All spanking of children is assault, just as it is for hitting an adult. The damage of physical assault is well known in the scientific literature and it leads to lifelong problems. Further, more and more countries across the world are making physical assault of children illegal to the countries betterment.


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