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Corporal punishment music video launched

By Ministry of Health

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PRESS RELEASE – The Union Agricultural Station Orchid Centre was the venue for the official launch of the ‘Corporal Punishment’ music video.

This video was a project of the Division of Human Services, in the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations, in collaboration with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the official sponsors of the project and the Gros Islet Primary School.

The song looks into the issues of domestic violence, family values and the corporal punishment of children both at home and in a school setting.

It calls for parents, teachers and members of society in general to devise other methods of disciplining children which can lead to better more adjusted children.

The corporal punishment song was Sang by Might J who now attends the Corinth Secondary School and was written by Jason “Bachelor” Joseph, Curriculum Specialist for Music with the Ministry of Education.

The music video which features students and teachers of the Gros Islet Primary School as well as other supporting characters was well received by the viewing audience.

It is expected that the video will soon air on all local TV stations and hopefully go viral on Youtube and Facebook to begin the sensitization which can lead to behavior change.

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13 comments

  1. Beating has not kill any child. Parents need to control their anger she beating but you cannot let a child control you and nsje yoy

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  2. "Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
    "Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
    "Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell." (Proverbs 23:12-14)

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  3. U choose to be a criminal it has nun to do with sparing the rod or not sparing it ignorant assholes

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  4. a lot of us the older generation and those before us were beaten as children and many of us are not criminals or misfits today.
    I understand its a tricky/thin line between disciplining your child and abusing your child. some parents hit children out of frustration and not because the child did something wrong.
    but don't tell me if I hold a belt and giv my child some lash on his backside for breaking rules that I am abusing my child.

    it has to be looked at very carefully. so what next yall will tell my child they can report me to social services if I hit them with a belt for stealing. hmmm givin children too much power is the problem. there is a reason they cannot do certain things until a certain age. until then parents hav to set their kids straight

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  5. They are bringing them up to be little criminals. A stick is unacceptable, it can break a bone. But you can use a belt or a whip.don't we have too many unruly children in the country already?.look what's happening around us today. Should we spare the rod and spoil the child?

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  6. I was beating by my mother and I suffer from a condition. It is called respect for authority.

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  7. Before they do that nonsense they need to research what happens to black kids in America because they cannot be disciplined by their teacher or their parents. They end up in jail!!!!

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  8. great job Michael!!! I'm a St Lucian and I don't believe in hitting children. I'm parent to three law abiding respectful young people and have been an early childhood educator for many years. We must stop hitting children and parent them. Often when people hit children they are expressing their own feelings of frustration and anger it is almost never about the child's behavior.

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  9. No wonder we are in such mess .. especially when atheist are directing our social policy. .... God will always have the last word.

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  10. We wonder why the young kids today are this way. It's because our nation want to adopt the American system.

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  11. Folks, please ignore these delusional waste of time propaganda messages.

    It's so sad to see certain entities overtly and covertly trying to subvert the corporal punishment way of disciplining children. Since when beating children causes serious effect? But what madness I reading dere nuh. Give me a break. Ofcourse there are cases of corporal punishment misuse and abuse, but are these types of cases the norm in society?

    Tell me how much of y'all have been so traumatized because of being beaten when young that y'all cannot function as adults. So many folks have thanked their parents for not sparing the rod when they were young because the rod definitely helped keep them on the correct path.

    Spare the rod, spoil the child.

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    • I guess you should sit down with some of these murderers at Bordelais and listen to their life stories. The rod that you speak of turned them into abusers and criminals because they were physically abused by those who saw absolutely nothing wrong with the rod. There is really a very thin line between corporal punishment and physical abuse.....a very, very thin line. Who decides when it is corporal punishment and when it is physical abuse.

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  12. Great job michael

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