Should schools be allowed to spank children...

United States
November 2, 2006 1:47pm CST
Do you think schools should be allowed to spank children? What types of discipline do you think should be allowed. Hidee Ho neighboreeno
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@ozangel82 (754)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
No! I dont think that schools should be spanking, caning etc. If the childs actions deserve it then ring the parents. I am not against spanking, but what about the people that are? They dont want someone else spanking their kids. Then there is the argument of who does the spanking, if teachers are given free reign then who's to say some of them might not be biased in some way or heavy handed?
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• United States
2 Nov 06
no i do not think that is appropiate
• United States
8 Nov 06
Thanks for the input
• United States
8 Nov 06
Thanks for the input
• United States
2 Nov 06
Absolutely not. First of all, not all parents believe that spanking is an effective form of discipline, so allowing such a thing would be a (potential) violation of the parents' wishes. Second, society has a hard enough time trying to determine what level of physical punishment constitutes abuse in the home -- the educational system doesn't need to be bogged by any more rhetoric than it already is -- let alone arguments of this type that rarely find a solution that everyone can agree on. Third, schools/teachers are expected far too often to parent their students, which is becoming more of a problem in our fast-paced modern society. Parents need to parent, teachers need to teach, and if a student has done something to warrant such discipline, notify the parent so they can discpline the child according to their standards/beliefs.
• United States
4 Nov 06
Thanks for your input neighboreeno
• United States
7 Nov 06
I agree completely. Not to mention that it would get out of hand very quickly in the media.
@saphire539 (1641)
• United States
7 Nov 06
No i don't believe in spanking a child there are other forms of disipline then hitting.
• United States
7 Nov 06
there's the problem...spanking IMO is not "hitting"...hitting is comprised of striking someone or something forcefully with intent to damage. Spanking is not intended to damage, but to teach.
@cneal3015 (280)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I believe with proper discretion this could be a very effective punishment. When I was school paddling was allowed. Take a look at our schools and our unruly children! Someone has to take control. So many parents let their children run wild and they won't allow anyone else to discipline them either. Hence the reason our prison and juvenile systems are overflowing! We are an out of control society with out of control children!
• United States
6 Nov 06
Thnaks for your input neighboreeno
@sunrisekn (1467)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I think that discipline should be left up to the parent. Children will be children and act out, a parent teacher conference is what I would request, that way a proper action can be discussed. Any discipline action will be taken at home. However, if it continues then I would discuss other actions with the school as far a discipline.
• United States
2 Nov 06
The PTA is wonderful More parents should get involved. Hidde Ho Neighboreeno
@micheller (1365)
• United States
2 Nov 06
ummm no. i believe only a child's parent should beable to spank their children and then i really don't feel a parent should do it neither.
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thansk for the input responder. Hidee Ho
@slimfox (900)
• United States
2 Nov 06
no it should be left up to the parents..
• United States
2 Nov 06
Parents are very important to todays society....Parentint can be a wonderful life experience. Hidee Ho neighboreeno
@Brandi06 (2227)
• United States
2 Nov 06
no they should not
• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks for the inhput responder Hidee Ho neighboreeno
• United States
2 Nov 06
we can not even spank are kids the kids now a days will call the cops
• United States
2 Nov 06
Cops are our friends...they are here to protect and serve our community. Hiddee Ho neighboreeno
• United States
2 Nov 06
I know in the late 60's we got paddled in school, and I did'nt like it.I'am not for it.I'am against it.
• United States
2 Nov 06
I got paddled so many times in the 70's it was like a daily routine. Heheheheh Hidee Ho neighboreeno
@Inklings (1256)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Absolutely not! I never spanked my kids -- and I certainly would not have stood by and allowed anyone else to raise a hand to them. Even for those who choose spanking as a form of discipline, allowing soemone else to determine when spanking is warranted seems foolish. Additionally, by allowing the school to spank your child, you are counting on the fact that their personnel will show restraint. There is a fine line between a spanking and abuse.
• United States
2 Nov 06
Very good comment responder. Hiddee Ho neighboreeno
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
2 Nov 06
I'm not sure if I like the idea of someone else spanking my daughter. I'm not opposed to spanking but I think it should be left up to the parents.
• United States
2 Nov 06
Spare the rod and spoil the child...thats what my father always said. Hidee Ho neighboreeno
@Riderfan (319)
• Canada
2 Nov 06
As long as there's no physical harm and the child deserves the discipline. If it happened to my son, I would ask him why he got spanked and then instruct him accordingly.
• United States
7 Nov 06
discipline is important in todays society
• Philippines
22 Sep 07
Absolutely not. I believe only parents should be allowed to spank children as form of disciplinary action, not even aunt or uncles or grandparents should do that.
• India
22 Sep 07
if my child is misbehaving bad enough in school to be reprimanded by the teacher than by all means spank his little butt. I had it done to me and i m still alive and thriving. If my chld ever came home with whelps or bruises then me and his teacher would have a problem.
@laura20 (131)
21 Sep 07
yes - schools definitely should be allowed to spank schoolchildren. I think the cane should be available to the headteacher (and its use should be strictly regulated by the Education Authorities) for children to whom you have tried reasoning, without success. It is not fair that the good kids are having their educational chances ruined by a few. Also I think form teachers retaining a gym slipper, to be used on really disruptive children in front of their mates is needed. As well, I think time-out, detention and exclusion should be permitted.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I do not believe that school personnel should touch children in any manner. That means no hugs as well as no hitting. On the other hand, sometimes it is a practical necessity to touch students. One example is when you have to break up a fight. Children should never be allowed to misbehave, but the punishment should first be removal from the classroom or playground or lunchroom, then removal from the school. That way the parents would be forced to take responsibility for their children's behavior. Unfortunately for the schools nowadays, there are many parents who are dangerously abusive toward their children, so that teachers are reluctant to report bad behavior when they know a child will return to school the next day with horrible bruises. Then on the other hand, there are many parents who will defend their abusive child's every bullying action and shrug off the teacher's warning. So what is a school to do? It is a lose-lose situation, but personally I do not think that spanking is the answer.
@c061378 (54)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Well I think that spanking anyone else's child but your own is wrong. I generally do not spank my kids maybe a slap on the hand when well deserved. Or if they are endangering themselves. There is no way in Hades that I would let anyone get away with that. There aunt does not even spank them she knows I don't approve. You can also run into an abusive teacher then look what danger you have put your child in. Never let anyone take the parewnts place.
@harish4u (1393)
• India
16 Nov 06
children must be free to develop their own way of ideas and thoughts