Guest Blog – House Passes Anti-Spanking Bill

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading a proposed measure that prohibits “spanking” of children.

House Bill 4455 or the Positive Discipline bill, authored by Tarlac Rep. Susan Yap, prohibits acts that are perceived as abusive to children and advocates positive and non-violent means to discipline children.

Guest Blog: US Tracking of Child-Abuse Deaths Is Flawed

America uses flawed methods to tally and analyze the deaths of children who have been maltreated, and the latest annual estimate of 1,770…4.8 children per day…such fatalities is likely too low, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report to Congress.

Better data, says the GAO, would aid in developing strategies that could save many children’s lives in the future.

The GAO report, the subject of a House Human Resources

Vow On Cane Code

The government on Monday assured the high court of taking all measures to stamp out corporal punishment from schools across the state. The government on Monday assured the high court of taking all measures to stamp out corporal punishment from schools across the state.

Government pleader Ashok Banerjee gave the assurance during the hearing of a petition seeking penal action against three teachers of Nopany High School in central Calcutta for allegedly inflicting corporal punishment on a student.

Government pleader Ashok Banerjee gave the assurance during the hearing of a petition seeking penal action against three teachers of Nopany High School in central Calcutta for allegedly inflicting corporal punishment on a student.

Hard Discipline: A Grand Old Tradition at St. Augustine High School, New Orleans

In effect, the school’s mistreatment of its students tends to exonerate families’ similar mistreatment of their children. The favor is reciprocal. It’s a winning formula. All parties can then soothe their consciences by camouflaging their questionable behaviors behind the flag of tradition.