Pupils/students punishment

@Akatheu (420)
Nairobi, Kenya
September 17, 2017 1:34pm CST
Should teachers punish children by making them kneel on the floor. Is this really a good way to disciple children?
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@MALUSE (42722)
• Uzbekistan
17 Sep 17
If a teacher in Germany did that, he or she would lose their job *at once*!
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@stbrians (15854)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Sep 17
It is not good to do this to children. Germans do it fine
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Sep 17
I strongly support the teacher being fined or even fired
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@NJChicaa (45013)
• United States
17 Sep 17
Same here in the US. That is corporal punishment and is illegal here
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@stbrians (15854)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Sep 17
I do not like this punishment
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Sep 17
Some still do this in Kenya
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@MALUSE (42722)
• Uzbekistan
17 Sep 17
@Akatheu The idea that a child learns more if he or she is punished in this way is ridiculous. The child will only learn to hate the teacher and the subject. Parents could campaign for the abolition of such a punishment. Yet, I'm afraid that many stupid parents want to keep it - because they were also punished in this way and they claim that it has done them good. Stupidity will never die.
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@suripunj (967)
• New Delhi, India
17 Sep 17
@MALUSE i am against to corporal punishment but teachers have my tacit consent to discipline my child(hope she does not see my post).
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@mandala100 (48555)
• Hong Kong
17 Sep 17
@Akatheu Corporal punishment in whatever form against any students/pupils is no longer allowed in most part of the world. It is even considered as a crime my friend.
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
But some teachers still do this while hiding
@mandala100 (48555)
• Hong Kong
23 Sep 17
@Akatheu That's really very unfortunate to hear my friend.
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
24 Sep 17
@mandala100 sure, this can also lead to life sentence
@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
18 Sep 17
It's a no for me, though it happens a lot here in Africa but l won't allow or tolerate any teacher punish my kids.
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
Some mistakes you should allow the teacher to five the pupil a simple punishment
@Lizirazo (2424)
• United States
21 Sep 17
@Akatheu l won't allow any teacher give my kids any simple punishment. The teacher will definitely have scores to settle with me.
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
@Lizirazo I guess all schools give simple punishments to the pupils. Do you have an kid in school?
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@suripunj (967)
• New Delhi, India
17 Sep 17
This is not the right way,but what is the right way to discipline the child at the age of their ignorance to certain conventional wisdom which in one way or other you have to inculcate in them at the beginning of their age.Every punishment has its own demerit and adverse effect.I am myself interested to know the correct way to discipline them, i think some teachers who are over in my lot can better suggest the right way for the same.
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
@suripunj are you a teacher?
@suripunj (967)
• New Delhi, India
21 Sep 17
@Akatheu No.I am parent of a 4 year girl.
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
@suripunj waoh that's good, am a parent of one year baby, hope by the time they rich upper grade the punishments will have changed!!
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@Corbin5 (113487)
• United States
17 Sep 17
Here in the USA, a teacher would be removed from his or her position for doing that. Parents would also file lawsuits against that teacher.
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• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
I feel USA is lucky. Here the punishment is so harsh and we grow up mentally disturbed by those memories. It is so sad that people believe physical force will help correct someone
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
Some punishment may make children not concentrate in their studies hence they may even drop from school
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@rubyriaz007 (4258)
• India
18 Sep 17
Severe punishments should not be given,but it does not mean we should ignore their mistakes.No harm in giving simple punishments,so that they will learn from their mistakes.
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
Simple punishments could really make pupils to change the behavior but not harsh punishments
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@Rikrish (37)
• Nepal
17 Sep 17
Its far better than teachers taking a stick and spanking our butts. That`s what used to happen in my school ,
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@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Sep 17
Same case here this stick is what used to work on us during our times, and I tell you it was tough.
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@pumpkinjam (5782)
• United Kingdom
17 Sep 17
I don't really see how it is a good way to discipline the children. For the majority, it won't hurt but I can't see it doing anything. Then again, teachers are often limited as to what they can do, especially when some parents would rather complain about the type of discipline than support the school in disciplining the child.
• Nepal
17 Sep 17
I would like to say that there is one good thing about it. It MAKES STUDENTS REAL CLEVER. It helps them later in life. Students learn how to avoid beatings and punishments. They turn into clever beings.
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• United Kingdom
17 Sep 17
@Rikrish Yes, they may learn to behave so they don't get punished but, honestly, I can't see any child being bothered about having the kneel on the floor.
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• Nepal
18 Sep 17
@pumpkinjam No, you would be bothered if your crush in your class was watching you at that time. It would be embarrassing.
@Kind4321 (850)
• Nairobi, Kenya
17 Sep 17
While I advocate for discipline and back in the day when i was a child i knelt down severally...to me it does not make sense now.I believe there are more better punishments that could be effective and help in shaping children's behaviors!
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
Those days we were severely punishment and no parent could complain, instead they advocated for us to be punished
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@Kind4321 (850)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
@Akatheu sure how times change
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
@Kind4321 I remember we could kneel even for an hour raising your hands high. Did you experience this?
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@antonbunot (9547)
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Sep 17
When I was studying in the seminary (I wanted to become a priest), our rector (a priest) punished us by letting us kneel for half an hour. I think it is a good way to discipline kids especially when they are also told to pray while kneeling.
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
@antonbunot I didn't know even in the Seminary they can punish this way
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Sep 17
@Akatheu Now you know. I studied in the seminary for years . . Too bad I lost my vocation to the priesthood for reason not for this (kneeling). Kneeling is a better punishment than hitting a child. I think it is a good way of instilling discipline to young people. I don't have any problem with that.
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
21 Sep 17
@antonbunot you would have been a good priest. Isn't it?
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@peachpurple (12769)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 17
when I was young, my teacher punished me by standing on the desk, pulling both ears,. Nowadays, teachers are only allow to use ruler to beat the hand of the student, no kneeling or standing on the desk.
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
Some don't even allow the ruler it's just completely not allowed
@peachpurple (12769)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 17
@Akatheu really?
@Akatheu (420)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
@peachpurple yea it's very true