Poll: Should spanking be considered child abuse?
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Yes
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#1
I searched it, nothing of relevance came up. Earlier this week in my health class in school, we went over child abuse, and spanking was brought up, and we all had a heated discussion over whether this form of punishment should be considered abuse. I want to know what people in the pit think about this. But keep in mind the definition of physical child abuse. "There must be marks, bruises, cuts to be considered child abuse." Do you think that this law should be changed? Or do you think that the law right now is good? If you spank the child and leave no mark, should that still be considered child abuse?

Discuss.

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yes its assult if i went up and slapped some random chick in the ass...
(not sexually)
but possible
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#7
Yes, the law needs to be changed to remove any potential loopholes. No, spanking is not child abuse.
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White people, please start beating your kids.

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HITTING YOUR KIDS=GOOD PARENTING


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Yes, the law needs to be changed to remove any potential loopholes. No, spanking is not child abuse.


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yes its assult if i went up and slapped some random chick in the ass...
(not sexually)
but possible


It isn't a random person you're spanking. If your child has disobeyed you, and you spanked once or twice, is that assult?
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NO! Parents today are to soft on their kids. Look at all the faggots running around now and ****ing up the world. IF their parents were harder on them then they'd be fine.

HITTING YOUR KIDS=GOOD PARENTING


Nicely said. Except you shouldn't hit your kids for no reason.
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#15
No, it's NOT child abuse. It gives no lasting harm to a child, and provides a quick and effective lesson. All this crap about it being abusive, or teaching children that violence is acceptable is wrong. I was smacked as a kid (as we call it here), and I've turned out fine. I learnt my damn lesson, and no damned emotional scars.
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Nicely said. Except you shouldn't hit your kids for no reason.



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#18
Spanking is good for discipline. As long as it's not excessive.
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#19
My dad did it to me when I was a child. Seriously, it straightened me out; it taught me right from wrong. Not exactly the best way to do it but I'm definitely much different from other teens, in the good.

I'm way for spanking children.
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#20
Please, getting spanked is virtually painless. But dropping cinder blocks from 2 stories up onto your childs head, that may be pushing it.
#21
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No, it's NOT child abuse. It gives no lasting harm to a child, and provides a quick and effective lesson. All this crap about it being abusive, or teaching children that violence is acceptable is wrong. I was smacked as a kid (as we call it here), and I've turned out fine. I learnt my damn lesson, and no damned emotional scars.


I feel that way as well, but kids at my school, my teacher included, feel that any physical harm AT ALL should not be tolerated and the parent should be charged with child abuse. In fact, the majority of my class feels that way.
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#22
I love beating children... The little ****ers... I even have "BEAT KIDS" Tattooed across my knuckles... I can't wait to be a father...
#23
It should only be considered abuse if the child is emotionally or physically damaged to a certain extent. But then the question of where to draw the line between abuse and simple punishment is brought up.

Personally, I would never spank my children. However, I was a victim of the notorious wooden spoon spankings when I was younger.
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#24
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I feel that way as well, but kids at my school, my teacher included, feel that any physical harm AT ALL should not be tolerated and the parent should be charged with child abuse. In fact, the majority of my class feels that way.
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#25
i was beaten with a stick when i was bad. i would have perferred a spanking. my grandfather made my dad cut trees to get a stick when he was bad. the skinny ones hurt the most so if the stick was too big he would get beaten with that and then forced to get another skinnier stick.

If only they still did things like that, the world would be a better place...aha
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No, it's NOT child abuse. It gives no lasting harm to a child, and provides a quick and effective lesson. All this crap about it being abusive, or teaching children that violence is acceptable is wrong. I was smacked as a kid (as we call it here), and I've turned out fine. I learnt my damn lesson, and no damned emotional scars.

Well apart from the sexual fetish.
#27
A law was passed recently in NZ that could put anyone to jail if they so much as lightly smacked their kids ass (or anywhere for that matter.) There was this guy who gave one of his kids a bit of a cuff around the ear, got seen, reported and charged. I think he got a fine or something, but it's one pretty depressing law...
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#28
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It should only be considered abuse if the child is emotionally or physically damaged to a certain extent. But then the question of where to draw the line between abuse and simple punishment is brought up.


That's probably the toughest question about the whole debate. Where do you draw the line?
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#29
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Well apart from the sexual fetish.

I don't consider that a problem

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It should only be considered abuse if the child is emotionally or physically damaged to a certain extent. But then the question of where to draw the line between abuse and simple punishment is brought up.

Personally, I would never spank my children. However, I was a victim of the notorious wooden spoon spankings when I was younger.

It can be a bit difficult to draw a line, but only if you're a happy-slapping moron. When a child plays up despite being given requests to stop, and then a warning, you pull their trousers down, hit them once on bare skin of the ass, pull their trousers back up and leave them smarting. Lashing out or hitting off the cuff could be considered abuse, but when a child has been told their behaviour is wrong and persist in doing it, one or two smacks does the trick.
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#30
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That's probably the toughest question about the whole debate. Where do you draw the line?

Bruises and/or large cuts all over the body is simply unacceptable, and I consider that abuse. A quick, gentle spanking goes a long way. I'd say that as long as the kid has virtually no marks on his or her body, they were fairly punished.
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#31
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No, it's NOT child abuse. It gives no lasting harm to a child, and provides a quick and effective lesson. All this crap about it being abusive, or teaching children that violence is acceptable is wrong. I was smacked as a kid (as we call it here), and I've turned out fine. I learnt my damn lesson, and no damned emotional scars.


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#32
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Bruises and/or large cuts all over the body is simply unacceptable, and I consider that abuse. A quick, gentle spanking goes a long way. I'd say that as long as the kid has virtually no marks on his or her body, they were fairly punished.



So can I beat a kid with a hose filled with lead?

It doesn't leave bruises or marks.


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#33
No it shouldn't but it should be considered molestation.

Touching a childs bottom. Whats wrong with people these days?
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#34
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It isn't a random person you're spanking. If your child has disobeyed you, and you spanked once or twice, is that assult?

okay so if my good freind decides to do something stuipid i can his him once or twice to tach him to be smart.
its still a person.
I know them well and its suposedly "for teaching them a good lesson"
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Bruises and/or large cuts all over the body is simply unacceptable, and I consider that abuse. A quick, gentle spanking goes a long way. I'd say that as long as the kid has virtually no marks on his or her body, they were fairly punished.


But if it doesn't leave marks, but a child gets spanked on a nightly basis, what if that punishment leads him to think that hitting at school is okay because he's so used to it?
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#36
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No it shouldn't but it should be considered molestation.

Touching a childs bottom. Whats wrong with people these days?

Only if you're one of the sick fucks who consider a child's backside an erogenous zone
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#37
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okay so if my good freind decides to do something stuipid i can his him once or twice to tach him to be smart.
its still a person.
I know them well and its suposedly "for teaching them a good lesson"


They're not a young child that you are responsible for.
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Only if you're one of the sick fucks who consider a child's backside an erogenous zone

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#39
Spanking children because they've done real wrong is good parenting... As long as you're not doing it in excess (eg beating 'em over the head with large, heavy, inanimate objects).
Spanking helps teach the child not to do bad behaviors. A parent needs to know that spanking a four year old and spanking a ten year old are two different things... It'd be just plain silly to spank a ten year old with the same force as you would a four year old. And it'd be wrong to spank a four year old with the same force as you would a ten year old. It depends on who the kid is as an individual.

I was spanked loads as a kid, and therefore, I've also got a moral sense of right and wrong that I tend to follow, unlike many other teens I know. I know other spankees have grown up to be great people... And I know people who've never been spanked in their life to be great people. Again, it depends on the individual, honestly.

Now, just spanking/beating them for no real good reason is just plain old child abuse...

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They're not a young child that you are responsible for.

but i should look out for my friends shouldn't I? or is that being a bad friend.
plenty of kids dont get beat and turn out fine. I know some that did get beat and now theyer kinda weird(like really badly beat)

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Spanking children because they've done real wrong is good parenting... As long as you're not doing it in excess (eg beating 'em over the head with large, heavy, inanimate objects).
Spanking helps teach the child not to do bad behaviors. A parent needs to know that spanking a four year old and spanking a ten year old are two different things... It'd be just plain silly to spank a ten year old with the same force as you would a four year old. And it'd be wrong to spank a four year old with the same force as you would a ten year old. It depends on who the kid is as an individual.

I was spanked loads as a kid, and therefore, I've also got a moral sense of right and wrong that I tend to follow, unlike many other teens I know. I know other spankees have grown up to be great people... And I know people who've never been spanked in their life to be great people. Again, it depends on the individual, honestly.

Now, just spanking/beating them for no real good reason is just plain old child abuse...

EDIT: And some of you are just sick ****s, you know that?

I wasn't beaten alot as a child(i was hit but not always sometimes i was grounded)
and i turned out alot better than most people I know.
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