Examining The Science Behind Spanking

Dec 7, 2018

In September, The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics in Hephzibah came under national scrutiny when it decided to reinstate paddling as a punishment.

The practice of paddling is still legal in Georgia and 19 other states, although it hasn’t been used widely for years.


The American Association of Pediatricians recently hardened their stance against corporal punishment in school and at home, citing a number of negative outcomes that could stem from physical punishment.

GPB's Leah Fleming discusses the research with Dr. Robert Sege, who co-authored a recent policy study for the AAP.