Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse?

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Hitting, fighting, screaming, ignoring, unnecessary touching, are all examples of child abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. (Smith, and Segal). There are four types of abuse' class='brand-secondary'>child abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Physical abuse is any type of injury a child may receive, such as scars, bruises, and other visible injuries, which can occur from hitting, slapping, kicking and other types of violence. Emotional abuse is the use of slanderous and hurtful words that can cut deep into a child. Such as constant yelling or threatening, and making negative comments. Sexual abuse is any kind of exposure to a sexual situation that a child may experience, whether it is unnecessary touching, or exposing the child to pornographic photographs. Neglect is the most common type of child abuse. Neglect towards a child is not being able to provide the correct and proper needs for a child such as shelter, food, or clothing. All this is considered child abuse and it does not appear as though some may think, that corporal punishment is a part of the list of child abuse. Corporal punishment should not be considered child abuse whether in the home or in public schools, because it has long been used in society for hundreds of years and has proven to be an efficient and suitable punishment for children.
Corporal Punishment- punishment of a physical nature, such as caning, flogging, or beating. (Farlex). Corporal Punishment is mainly thought of only in schools but can also include a kind of punishment in the home. Most Americans view it as an effective way to discipline. (dbutler). Corporal...

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