August 2003

Project No Spank

This US website is very extensive and has a wide variety of materials arguing against violence towards children. It provides access to a great many articles of use to students and others researching issues of physical punishment.  The section on "Research and informed expert opinion" contains over 60 articles.  There is also an extensive section on "Miscellaneous educational material for parents, educators, healthcare providers and policy makers".

The site also provides a window through which one can view the curious and concerning attitudes that seem to prevail in the United States, where corporal punishment is still legal in schools in many states and its use in home and schools is frequently justified on religious grounds