Although Hong Kong outlawed corporal punishment in schools in 1993, an alarming number of children have reported being physically punished in educational institutions. Photo: Shutterstock
Although Hong Kong outlawed corporal punishment in schools in 1993, an alarming number of children have reported being physically punished in educational institutions. Photo: Shutterstock
Education

Letters | Child abuse: how Hong Kong can ensure educational institutions are safe havens

  • Research has found that one in five children encountered some form of harm in schools, tuition centres or interest classes
  • Instead of scapegoating teachers, Hong Kong needs institutional change so that educators are supported in protecting the children under their care

Although Hong Kong outlawed corporal punishment in schools in 1993, an alarming number of children have reported being physically punished in educational institutions. Photo: Shutterstock
Although Hong Kong outlawed corporal punishment in schools in 1993, an alarming number of children have reported being physically punished in educational institutions. Photo: Shutterstock
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