It was in the ’70s that I joined STOPP -the Society of Teachers Opposed to Physical Punishment (STOPP) which was set up in the U.K. in 1968 to campaign for the abolition of corporal punishment in UK schools.STOPP was a very small pressure group that lobbied government, local authorities and other official institutions. It also investigated individual cases of corporal punishment and aided families wishing to pursue their cases through the UK and European courts.It was only in 1986 that the UK Parliament abolished corporal punishment in state schools.
It is heartbreaking to see the continuing levels of violence perpetrated against children who come to school to learn (and to be cared for).
Report: School Violence and Bullying
This report has been prepared by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence and Prevention at Ewha Womans University for the International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 17 – 19 January 2017. It aims to provide an overview of the most up-to-date available data on the nature, extent and impact of school violence and bullying and initiatives to address the problem