METRO PLUS

Still in practice

Corporal punishment is still practised in some schools. In some cases, even parents support it. But such an act induces violence in students' minds. Humiliation by teachers may even lead to suicide attempts as punishment leads to disgrace, shame and embarrassment. Spanking, slapping and abusing are some of the common forms of punishment. Schools should realize that discipline is not taught but it is learnt. School should plan in such a way that they make students realize their mistakes. They can impose some nominal fines but no harm should come to the child either mentally or physically in the form of punishment.

G.Saranya,

Bank Colony,

Madurai-14.

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