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Spanking children: 194 countries say it’s wrong. But less than a fourth have made it a crime.

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Spanking children: 194 countries say it’s wrong. But less than a fourth have made it a crime.

In 1966, Sweden became the first country in the world to prohibit corporal punishment of children. Even though almost all countries worldwide have ratified the UN adopted Convention on the Rights of Child, which includes protecting children from physical violence, still only a relative few have put legal measures in place against corporal punishment.

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