Corporal punishment of children

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Lancasters Strafen (1826) - log kneeling and caning.

Corporal punishment of children refers to all forms of corporal punishment given to children or minors.

This includes:

It includes:

Legal situation[edit]

Countries with an official prohibition of all forms of corporal punishment of children (2012).

School corporal punishment was abandoned in several countries as early as the 1950s and 1960s, but up to 1979, the appropriate and nonabusive spanking of children for punishment by their parents (and other caretakers who acted in loco parentis) was legal everywhere on the planet. Sweden was the first country to ban all corporal punishment of children, including in the home. Since then, several countries have followed Sweden's example:

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