"Words hurt for life" – legal aspects of verbal punishment of children
"Words hurt for life" – legal aspects of verbal punishment of children

Author(s): Sylwia Różycka-Jaroś
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Sociology, Sociology of Law
Published by: Instytut Profilaktyki Społecznej i Resocjalizacji UW
Keywords: verbal punishment children parents Polish legislation law

Summary/Abstract: This paper is dedicated to the issues of verbal punishment of children during the upbringing process. Statistics show that this is the most common type of punishment of children used by parents. Unfortunately, it often takes the form of a humiliating criticism, shouts or intimidation. All this affects negatively the child’s psyche. Taking into consideration the amendments which introduced a total prohibition on using corporal punishment towards children to Polish legislation, the issue of the limits of verbal punishments permitted by law still remains unsolved. Apart from a short definition and the description of the scale of this phenomenon, this paper is mainly dedicated to a legal analysis, which takes into account the stances of the doctrines of criminal and civil law. This paper attempts to give a straight answer to the doubts concerning this matter.

  • Issue Year: 5/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 51-64
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English