Corporal Punishment in Schools Should Be Abolished
Corporal punishment has been used in schools as a way of handling disciplinary problems. It refers to school rules which allow students to be punished using physical pain without causing injury. It is believed that using punitive method can promote students’ obedience and reduce problematic behaviour. As a result, it can decrease the number of disciplinary cases and maintain order inside the classroom. Indirectly, it will help to build students’ discipline. Thus, teachers can focus on teaching the students. However, I believe that corporal punishment will bring more harm than benefits. Therefore, the practice of corporal punishment in schools should be abolished.
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Despite of all the negative impacts mentioned above, there are some people who still want corporal punishment to be used in schools. They argue that corporal punishment is necessary in order to reduce students’ problematic behaviour. If corporal punishment is not effective, why would people implement the practice in the first place? It may occur because by using negative stimulus to reduce undesired behaviour, the probability for the students to misbehave in the future will be low. Once the student has been punished, he will be aware of the