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Today I will address the video of a man beating his daughter like someone beating a taffetta cloth because of joining a WhatsApp group you told her not to join. That is just too much, how can you be beating a female like that. After watching that video I made my research on the kind of offense the man can be arrested for and also the kind of punishment that can be given to him.
We all know In traditional African society, corporal punishment was and it is still a very acceptable mode of correction for children. In spite of a strong laws and punishment put in place, corporal punishment remains widespread in Nigeria, in schools, homes and even some religious organisations. Unlike the western world where parents could spank their children hidden from public view, Nigerian parents do so at minor situation that all you need to do is just to talk to the child and make him/her realize his mistake.
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child which Nigeria is a treaty to, defines corporal punishment as "any punishment in which physical force is intended to cause some degree of pain or discomfort. It includes hitting children with a hand or object, kicking, shaking or throwing children, scratching, pinching, biting or pulling their hair, forcing them to stay in uncomfortable positions, locking or tying them up, burning and scalding." Am sure that girl we have wounds on her body, and everlasting marks.
We all know that the Bible says that spare the rod and spoil the child. But there are limitations to beating a child.
Despite all the warnings, awareness and laws set up in other to fight situation like this, many parents still ignores that, or many don't even know the punishment that is liable for beating one's child till wounds are inflicted on the child body. Here are the liable punishment to this man for beating his child, because this is no more a correction but child assault and abuse.
“The government has stated that the Child Rights Act prohibits corporal punishment in schools.and homes Article 11 of the Act states that every child is ‘entitled to respect for the dignity of his person’ and that no child shall ‘be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment’. There are many ways of correcting a child like, you can ask him to kneel, do extra work, take their phones for days, deprive them of watching TV. Lots of better ways other than beating them.
That man might be charged for child assault, or disrespecting the child dignity, he might have to pay a fine up to hundreds of thousands or even million.
I beseech every parent out there let try to use other ways of disciplining our child other than beating them like animals, you can even beat an animal like that without it shouting and screaming.
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