Bans on smacking children linked to lower violence among teens, study suggests

Bans on smacking children are linked to less violence among teenagers, according to a new review.

Using physical force to correct or control a child’s behaviour remains legally and socially permitted in many countries.

But corporal punishment has been linked to negative outcomes for children, including aggressive behaviours, mental health problems and academic issues.

Read the full article on this link to The Independent

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