Around the world, an average of 60 percent of children receive some kind of physical punishment, according to UNICEF. And the most common form is spanking.
Elizabeth Gershoff of the University of Texas at Austin, and Andrew Grogan-Kaylor of the University of Michigan, conducted a new meta-analysis examining the research on spanking and its effects on children.
The study included data from 160,927 children.
In a study researchers concluded that,“there is no evidence that spanking does any good for children and all evidence points to the risk of it doing harm.”