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Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment

28 days ago   |   By ScienceDaily

A study shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people. There was 31 percent less physical fighting in young men and 42 percent less physical fighting in young women in countries where corporal punishment was banned in all settings, compared with those where corporal punishment was permitted both at school and at home. In countries where there was a partial ban on corporal punishment (such as in Canada, the US and the UK where corporal punishment not banned at home), the level of violence in young men...
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Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

28 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

Youth living in countries with bans on corporal punishment were 31 percent less violent
In a new study, researchers found banning spanking and other forms of corporal punishment led to reduced violence in youth and later in life.
Researchers analyzed data across 88 countries, territories, and protectorate states and over 400,000 adolescents in what's being called the “largest cross-national analysis of youth violence.” They published their results Monday in the journal BMJ. What they found isn't too surprising. “Societies that have these bans in place appear to be safer places for kids to...
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