MenCare fact sheets debunk common myths about corporal punishment

PositiveDiscipline_Factsheet_6Eight MenCare fact sheets on corporal punishment, authored by MenCare’s co-coordinator Sonke Gender Justice, debunk common myths about corporal punishment and promote positive discipline and caregiving.

A substantial body of evidence exists regarding the negative effects of corporal punishment on children, and recent studies demonstrate that corporal punishment has a range of adverse neurological, physical, behavioral, cognitive, emotional and social development outcomes. Through research, case studies and analysis, these MenCare fact sheets show the dangers of corporal punishment and explain the difference between punishment and positive discipline.

Download the fact sheets and other resources on ending corporal punishment here.