Vote: Should Spanking Be Illegal?

By Tonka Dobreva 01.13.2016 interact

As you learned on the show today, the Canadian government is working to make spanking kids illegal. Currently, a controversial law allows teachers and parents to use “reasonable force” to spank children at school and at home.

Spanking is illegal in more than 40 countries worldwide, including Germany, Greece and Argentina. In the US, spanking is legal in all 50 states for parents but only 19 states allow teachers to spank kids at school.

We want to hear from you — should spanking be illegal? Vote and tell us what you think in the comments section below. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.


  1. Jacklyn

    no spanking shouldn’t be illegal. if it was i’m pretty sure we’d have more shootings. spanking is discipline and if we’re going to take that away then no child is going to have respect.

  2. Tryston

    I think that speaking should not be illegal because who doesn’t talk.

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