Every 23 Seconds A Child Is Beaten At School – VIDEO

Corporal punishment is still legal in 20 states of the U.S.

In the 2006 – 2007 school year, 222,517 students were paddled in U.S. public schools. That averages one child being hit in school every 23 seconds.

These are a few of the horrifying facts that the designer Mark Ecko highlights in “Unlimited Justice,” his campaign to end corporal punishment in our schools.

Here are a few more:

* In all 50 states, it is illegal to hit a prisoner.

* In all 50 states, it is illegal to hit someone in the military.

* In all 50 states, it is illegal to hit an animal.

* In the following 20 states, it is legal to hit a child: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming.

* In 20 states, a student can be paddled in school for being late to class, acting out, going to the bathroom without permission, or even failing a test.

Click here to find out more, and check out this video to find out how you can take action regarding the Nationwide Campaign to End Corporal/Physical Pain/Paddling as Punishment of Children in U.S. Schools by Marc Ecko of Ecko Unltd.

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Terry V.
Terry V4 years ago

and they call themselves "role models" as they assault someone???

Duane B.
.4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Fiona T.
Past Member 4 years ago

Then, what would our future be like?

Claire M.
Claire M5 years ago

When you teach kids with violence, you teach them that the way to solve problems is with violence.

Christopher M.
Christopher M.5 years ago


Christopher M.
Christopher M.5 years ago

La Plata Maryland, while I was in the Emotional Adjustment Program (special education)

Christopher M.
Christopher M.5 years ago

Did I say I was paddled at Milton M. Somers Middle School about 1982, with my parents' written approval?

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

very sad

Will Wyckoff
Will Wyckoff5 years ago

One aspect of this country that I do not like and probably wouldn't like in any other as well is that parents at some point must sumit their children to a the school system. An aspect of the school system is that of having and exercising control over the children and, as a result and in a secondary manner, also controling the parents. But physical punishment is carrying that control too far. It needs to stopped. If you're a parent or grandparent with children in school in the 20 states where corporal punishment is permitted, you should be beating on doors to get it stopped. Even if you don't have any connection to children in school in your state, you should be standing up for them. Look at this article and watch the associated video, please.

Carol Henderson
Carol Henderson5 years ago

Kate G., being COLLAGE EDUCATED has nothing to do with it. I've met more 'stupid' college educated people than non-college educated people. I know of several college educated people who beat their children and call it normal discipline. Discipline should be taken care of at home, not in the school. Send the child home if he/she can't be dealt with at school.