What type of punishment should be given in school?

@jimmy87 (475)
India
April 21, 2009 10:49am CST
Recently in the newspapers,i come across these news that children are being hospitalized due to excessive smacking by the teachers in the school. Some even end up dying.It's a very serious situation.Now we cant even feel safe by sending children to school. So do you think teachers should stop this kind of capital punishment and introduce some kind of punishment that can develop a child in the positive way?
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@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
22 Apr 09
Thats not even right teachers or anybody should not have the right to lay there hads on other peoples children. They can call the parent to have the child go home. There is in school suspension. Out of school suspension. There are so many other ways to handle things then hitting the children. I was abused when I was growing up so I know how it feels. I couldn't even do something like that. And they say if you was ubused when you grow up you are going to be an abuser. No I dont think so I know how it felt and it is wrong. These kids look for guidence, support, in the teachers and there not getting it. If that is aloud in the school I would put a stop to my child going there and fight to have Capital Punishment STOPPED. Catholic Schools don't even use harsh punishment like they used to. Smacked with rulers paddles, ear pulling. That is just wrong for those teacher to be doing that. And not safe to send children to school.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
For me teacher does not have the right to punished their students in that way you called it capital punishment. One thing for sure those student I far as i know does not commit hard sins. Most of them did lie to their teacher or skip for next period of subject or did not do their assignments. So they don't have to punish the students that way. Well for me what type of punishment ever do is talk to the students the way that is best for them according to their age and sins that is committed. Talk and give then advise.
@Dustmite (88)
• India
22 Apr 09
good question...to develop the child in positive way teachers should give up physical punishments and prefer hand written assignments more severe punishment more written work to do..this will not only improve the knowledge of student but also improve the writing skills of the student
@mymaria (379)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
will for me its depend upon the school policy, which they applied that kind of punishment. if that is happen ,will i guess they make some actions to avoid hurting children. We send our children in school to learn not to suffer any punishment by the teachers, they dont have any right to do that act. Maybe we consider a teacher not to teach anymore in order to have a peace of mind of those children.
@happy2009 (330)
• China
22 Apr 09
I'm a teacher,and i think there's no punishnment we can choose.just pay more allowance to your students,and if you are really angry ,just keep clam first,and then ,find a good way to tell the student that he/she is wrong.
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
22 Apr 09
I don't think teachers are allowed to touch children in the states. That is a criminal act, and they should be send to jail. It might been happened in the Asian Country, don't you think so? In states, lay a hand on students already committed crimes here, so, I don't think teachers will do such thing here.
• United States
21 Apr 09
Well I know that when I was in school which was quite a while ago, teachers did swat children on the bottom with a wooden paddle. It didn't happen often because it was embarrassing to the guilty party, and very scary to the rest of the school when it happened. They don't do it at all anymore in our schools. Unfortunately, things have gotten much worse with behavior, talking back, foul language, disrespect and bullying. I never would have dreamed of talking to my teachers or acting the way some of these kids today do. There is no consequences though. Detention and suspension don't do much either. Corporal punishment is not great due to some teachers going overboard, but there has got to be something better than time-out. I have no idea what it is though.
• United States
21 Apr 09
there is no need for a teacher to hit a student if i found out a teacher hit my children there would be a price to pay because i don't put up with that , they can take away there free time or something like that there is no need to hit a student, if they keep doing things they are not supose to they can call home and let the parent know what is going on and have the parent deal with it .
@kharen (1488)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
that's child abuse. I think teachers can give extra homeworks for the students who don't follow school rules or the stubborn/hard-headed ones. but when it'd be like that, i don't think many of the students will still follow the rules. SOmetimes, parents don't care about their children's school problems that's why teachers act this way but sometimes the parents care too much about the child that they spoil him/her and blame the teacher for all the faults. It depends on the situations yet you're right. Teachers shouldn't hit/spank children etc. I remember once in high school. It was embarassing yet funny. We were in sophomore, we were very talkative and so the teacher decided to punish us. He made us stand then said reach our feet with our right hand then hold our right ear with our left hand and then he made us spin 10x. It didn't hurt us when we did it, it wasn't much of a pounishment but it was embarassing enough that we didn't dare become talkiative again when he was our teacher until the school year ended.