Review: Symposium X Children in Conflict

St Andrews UNICEF On Campus held its fourth annual Symposium on Monday 9 April in conjunction with the On The Rocks Festival. The nearly sold out event was held in the Byre’s top floor loft, extending an intimate feel to the event. The evening kicked off at 5:00 pm with a drinks reception, followed byContinue reading “Review: Symposium X Children in Conflict”

Blurred Lines? Physical Discipline and Child Abuse: The Case for Legislation to Ban Corporal Punishment

According to UNICEF statistics, around 6 in 10 children worldwide between the ages of 2 and 14 are subject to physical punishment by their parents or caregivers on a regular basis. Such disciplinary practices, also known as corporal punishment, are defined by the United Nations as “any punishment in which physical force is used andContinue reading “Blurred Lines? Physical Discipline and Child Abuse: The Case for Legislation to Ban Corporal Punishment”