Frequently Asked Questions


Prohibiting all corporal punishment of children: Frequently Asked Questions


Published by

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children


Publication date

September 2009


Type of publication




English, French, Spanish


When the issue of prohibiting all corporal punishment is raised, many questions arise, particularly in relation to what prohibition will mean for parents and family life. This booklet aims to promote law reform by providing answers to the most frequently asked questions and dispelling common misperceptions about the reasons for prohibition and its impact on families.

An online version of these questions and answers is available and special versions have been produced for children and for older children.


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