School Corporal Punishment - Country By Country - South Korea

South Korea

Corporal punishment used to be lawful and widely used in South Korean schools. It usually took the form of disciplining the student with a stick that is too rigid and thick to be called a cane in the traditional sense. Other "tools" such as sawn-off billiard cues and hockey sticks are used as well. It is often applied to the student's clothed buttocks, but may also be given on the calves, the soles of the feet, or the front and back of the thighs. Boys and girls alike are frequently punished in this manner by teachers for any offence in school. Government recommendations are that the stick should not be thicker than 1.5 cm (0.59 in) in diameter and that the number of strokes should not exceed 10. These punishments are typically administered in a classroom or corridor with other students present, and the procedure is generally less formal and premeditated than in some other countries such as Singapore. It is common for several students to receive corporal punishment together.

Recently, the Seoul Metropolitan City, Gangwon Province, Gyonggi Province, North Jeolla Province councils have established ordinances to prohibit corporal punishment of students in elementary, middle, and high schools. This measure has brought mixed reactions.

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