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Corporal punishment

A large majority of children in the world are living in countries where they are not protected against corporal punishment, or physical and humiliating punishment.

Save the Children uses the term Physical and Humiliating Punishment, instead of corporal punishment, to capture the wide array of disciplining methods used by adults towards children, which may include corporal or physical punishment, and the threat of it, as well as psychological punishment that belittles, scares or ridicules the child. (See more documentations on Physical and humiliating punishment)

Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child requires states to take "all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse, abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s) or any other person who has the care of the child..."

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