BE FRIENDLY

NGARI JANE: Humiliating kids and calling it discipline is barbaric

Showing off your anger and frustrations to children is bad

In Summary

• Once you’ve tampered with the child’s esteem negatively, you are likely to destroy the child’s attitude towards school.

• These kinds of punishment can lead to anxiety, depression and aggression in children in the future.

Photos that emerged online of three pupils tied to a tree
Photos that emerged online of three pupils tied to a tree

When a child is born, he or she knows nothing about the world.

They are so innocent that they don’t understand the boundaries of decency and unaccepted behaviour.

As a teacher or parent, raising these children and teaching them the right ways is not an easy task.

Some behaviours practised by children are quite annoying, but how you mould that child determines a lot.

When it comes to instilling discipline in a child, there are a million ways to do it. Showing off your anger and frustrations to children is bad.

Once you’ve tampered with the child’s esteem negatively, you are likely to destroy the child’s attitude towards school.

The images of three children tied to a tree as punishment have elicited mixed reactions even as the Directorate of Criminal Investigation probes the matter.

Advertising your silly mistakes is public humiliation.

These kinds of punishment can lead to anxiety, depression and aggression in children in the future.

Making a child feel like they’ve committed the world’s worst crime is child abuse.

As a teacher, you should work towards rectifying the child, shape that child and let him or her know the consequences of breaking rules.

Be friendly and considerate. Let’s avoid public humiliation to minors.

The Ministry of Education should impose tough punishment on all teachers involved in these barbaric acts.

Maasai Mara University

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris