Punishing school children. Where do we draw the line?It won't be a surprise if few of us have had our ears twisted or received a few beatings with a scale during our school days. Corporal punishment like using the cane was reserved for the most troublesome students.
But now, things have changed, some students are difficult to control, do not listen to the teacher's warnings and disruptive in the class. From the teacher's viewpoint, it is more and more difficult to find a way to get a hold of the troublemakers so that class can go on smoothly.
Many parents, due to their emotional outburst, quickly take to social media against the teacher and school and spark protests.
All three parties concerned would be at fault (errant, undertrained teachers, disruptive students, and arrogant parents) to varying degrees contributing to the issue that finally hits the papers leading to the suspension of teachers, school property being vandalized etc.
How does one advise the teachers, parents and children? What should the school authorities lay down as guidelines because there would be frequent such instances wherein the student may be at fault and the teacher becomes a victim of unwanted publicity and vice-versa?