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Sparing the Rod

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Jean V
Member since August 14, 2017
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  • Age 19

The first time that I saw my friend cry was when she talked about her childhood. One afternoon, we were happily chatting when at some point we started to talk about our childhoods. Words like “beating” and “spanking” suddenly came up. That was when I discovered that my friend was a victim of corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is “ any punishment in which physical force is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort, however light.”. It may be done using only the hand, or i...

  • Jean V

    I am Jean, a college student from the Philippines. I was a research intern for a children's organization last month, helping out with their campaign against corporal punishment in my country. Aside from child protection, I am also passionate about mental health; in fact, I am one of the founding members of a mental health organization in our university.

    Member since August 14, 2017

    Age 19 • 1 Post

    Student, UNICEF VOY Intern, Philippines