Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Concerning Vietnam

This submission focuses on the topic of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth, the protection of students, teachers, and schools during time of armed conflict, and violence against children. It proposes issues and questions that Committee members may wish to raise with the government.


Boy Ends Up With Fractured Face From Teacher’s Alleged Slapping Using Slippers

Many, while not every parent, will agree that corporal punishments are necessary to discipline a child. In fact, 2019 survey by YouGov found that the majority (70%) of Singaporean parents think that physical punishment is sometimes necessary, especially when an act or behaviour warrants it such as stealing, violence and bullying. The latter also found that despite this, not all parents agree on corporal punishment in schools.


Paying lip service to the rights of children: Is child abuse in Sri Lanka a national crisis?

A 13-year-old female student from Gampaha District desperately appealed to ban the sale of canes in Sri Lanka because every class in her school has a cane, which is put to maximum use at every lesson of every day.


Take a ‘proportionate approach’ to child-on-child sexual abuse, expert urges

Schools should take a “welfare approach” to both the victim and the perpetrator in cases of child-on-child sexual abuse, a safeguarding specialist has recommended


What schools can do to reduce the risk that teachers and other educators will sexually abuse children

There’s no shortage of reports about American teachers and other school staff getting arrested for allegedly sexually abusing one or more children.


The American Academy Of Pediatrics On Spanking Children: Don’t Do It, Ever

Twenty years after urging caution among parents who choose to discipline their children with spankings, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its stance. Now, its overwhelming consensus for parents: Do not do it.


Allegations against former St Kevin’s head of junior school referred to police by child safety …

Child safety authorities have made numerous referrals to Victoria Police over allegations about teachers following a Four Corners investigation into …


This national child grooming programme must be fought

The Conservative Woman

This national child grooming programme must be fought … SEX education in primary schools is tantamount to grooming, in effect if not intention. … and Child Protection Group when head teacher Ed Matyjaszek (Mat-ee-ay-chek) from …


Pampa ISD incorporating corporal punishment and teacher bonus program

The Pampa Independent School District abandoned corporal punishment in the 1990’s, but have decided to give it another try to get a handle on …