All the sites listed below support an end to the legal and social approval of corporal punishment as a method of discipline. They provide in-depth reasons and arguments for their position and information and encouragement in using alternatives. They include sections on research, positive discipline, alternatives to corporal punishment, guidelines for raising well-behaved children, answers to FAQs, articles, and news items. These links are identified for your convenience. The organizations listed are solely responsible for the material on their sites.
The following three American organizations share this informative
EPOCH – USA (End Physical Punishment of Children)
The Center for Effective Discipline
National Coalition to Abolish Corporal
Punishment in Schools (NCACPS)
This American site dealing with corporal punishment in schools has a Table of Contents of 60 chapters of in-depth articles, comments, letters, and arguments against corporal punishment by teachers.
Parents and Teachers against
Violence in Education (PTAVE)
Alamo, Ca, US
Murray Straus, Ph.D. and Eli Newberger, M.D. are some of the major contributors to this research site.
The No Spanking Page
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
A complete and up-to-date review and analysis of developments in the UK.
Children are Unbeatable
This site tracks and summarizes major world developments in ending legal support for corporal punishment in the home and school. It was launched in 2001 and is endorsed by UNICEF and UNESCO.
Global Initiative to End All Corporal
Punishment of Children
This EPOCH (End Physical Punishment of Children) New Zealand site deals with the general issue of corporal punishment and particularly with section 59 of the New Zealand Crimes Act, which is a defence to assault virtually identical to our own section 43. Its excellent Newsletters address many of the same issues we face in Canada.
EPOCH New Zealand
The Natural Child Project site has articles on attachment parenting and child advocacy and describes its vision as a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion.
Jan Hunt is Director of the Project and B.C. Coordinator for the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.