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  • Serving Detention Duty Right Now

    As an educator in the profession for more than 10 years, I find that detention is often misused. However, it can constructed to be an effective deterrent, which is all we can hope for with any negative punishment. Detention is best used, not as study hall or cleanup time, but, rather, as a means of getting students attention by exhausting a students free time. In an time when parents are quick to yell at their children, a 100% silent, respectful punishment often heard... That is, if it's structured correctly.

  • Yes it does

    Children and adults need to look at what is right and wrong and sometimes not having someone to lead them may cause mis-behaviour needing them to be punished so that don't make the same mistakes. Its for their own benefit, and a great chance for someone to learn from them.

  • Yes it does

    Kids should get detention because it takes away there freedom at lunch or after school. This is an effective form of punishment because no one wants their lunch time with friends taken away. Also it scares kids into not acting out and teaches kids how to be respectful and respectful to other kids and adults. Students will try not to make the same mistakes after they have had detention also detention gives the student time to think about what they have done wrong.

  • Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. No form of discipline is 100% effective for 100% of it's recipients.

    For instance-for me getting a disappointing look from my teacher wounded me for days. I would never get as far as detention. My brother on the other hand could care less about looks from the teacher hated detention because he would miss the first 30 minutes of sports after school. My sister hated lunch detention because that was when she got to hang with her "girls" because they didn't have any classes together. So, missing a lunch meant you were out of the loop when it came to pertinent information like who's "going" with who, who no one was speaking to that day or who's house everyone was hanging out. I also knew kids who had detention so often one would think it was officially part of their class schedule. I believe what is important, is to make sure whatever form of discipline that is issued out is effective-which means there must be much thoughtful consideration for each individual student in that consequences should be "tailored" to fit the misconduct and the student to bring about a positive change in behavior.

  • Lesson is learned

    Children will know not to repeat their bad actions to have them end up in detention in the frst place, resulting in better behaviour. And better behaivor means less distactions during lesson. And less distrations means more learnig time. And learning time affects pupils futures. I think detention improves behaviour.

  • How are they not?

    I once read a statement saying that detention is the modern equivalent to prison, but is it really? A pupil will only have to spend a little amount of time in a clean classroom, compared to someone else who has to sit in a grotesque cell for years. Detentions are humane and discipline. However, no punishment is 100% effective, but this way is the nearest we can get as a society.

  • Yes it does,

    I think that detention does a student good. I myself am a Sophomore in high school and I can tell you I hate being in detention. It takes up my time having to spend it at the school. I believe that if a kid stops caring and just keeps getting detention after detention he could put a few community service hours. After all what better way to get a kid to stop doing something than punishing him/her with labor

  • Herga Florga Blorga

    Wow are you seriously reading this. Wow I'm just making this to make something. Wait did this actually work. No way your still reading this. I feel so accomplished i just want to say thanks for making this happen and is this 50 words yet. Five words left two DONE!!

  • Herga Florga Blorga

    Wow are you seriously reading this. Wow I'm just making this to make something. Wait did this actually work. No way your still reading this. I feel so accomplished i just want to say thanks for making this happen and is this 50 words yet. Five words left two DONE!!

  • Herga Florga Blorga

    Wow are you seriously reading this. Wow I'm just making this to make something. Wait did this actually work. No way your still reading this. I feel so accomplished i just want to say thanks for making this happen and is this 50 words yet. Five words left two DONE!!

  • Nope

    As somebody that was in it plenty, I can say it was a punchline more than it was anything else and nobody in it cared. I'm a college grad, I was not some rotten lost cause but that's pretty much how you're labeled when you're in there. It's not an incentive to avoid whatever got you there, it's a minor inconvenience at most.

  • Not really

    Detention only starts the children on a long line of understanding that when they do something wrong, they are simply pulled apart from their peers for an extended amount of time to think about what they did. I think more constructive punishment, such as forcing the kids to help around the community or help the high school or middle school with projects will spark an interest in community service, as well as giving the kid a sense of purpose. It may even keep them more busy and likely to use their time in wise ways.

  • No, detention does not serve a purpose!

    I do not believe that dentenion serves a purpose, because the same children are uselly back in dention for doing the same thing. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If detention, did not work the first time, the school system needs to be creative and implement another cause to correct the behavior!

  • No, detention doesn't do much to improve anything.

    Detention doesn't do much but prove that someone has the power to cause you an inconvenience. It's my understanding that kids that are put on detention are just basically made to waste time not doing much of anything. There's no attempt to correct the behavior that got the kid in trouble, just supposedly a set amount of time to "think about it" while not being free to do what he wants. As a form of behavior modification it really isn't very effective.

  • Waste of time

    Detention is a waste of student time, teachers time, everyone’s time. Just allows evil teachers feel like they’ve something over students. What have I learned from detention? That i get to sit in a warm room eating lunch while everyone else is in the cold, nice one miss xx xx

  • NO,NO, no ,no

    I once got detention for talking about sexuality. Me and 5 friends were walking around school during lunch. We were talking about sexuality and all that stuff. We stopped for 2 minuets and talked. We got cort by are head teacher and he told us to go to are heads of house so we did and some of them thought it was stupid so we got detention. But we were like what do we care we don't have social life so it fin not really a punishment. But come on just for talking really.

  • NO,NO, no ,no

    I once got detention for talking about sexuality. Me and 5 friends were walking around school during lunch. We were talking about sexuality and all that stuff. We stopped for 2 minuets and talked. We got cort by are head teacher and he told us to go to are heads of house so we did and some of them thought it was stupid so we got detention. But we were like what do we care we don't have social life so it fin not really a punishment. But come on just for talking really.

  • Filled with Shit

    I've been in detention more than 50 times, few after school ones, and 7 one day ones starring at the clock for 9 hours plus doing none thing but look at the clock or my watch. Detentions is the just a way for principles to show power to the students and waste more time in school.

  • Kids go to school to learn

    Kids and teens go to school to learn & not to be punished for stupid reasons. Detention for excessive talking, eating foos in class, late to class? Maybe this is why the american school system is going down the drain. Take a look a others countries who put all their focus into making the students learn and not be punished for dumb reasons

  • Detention is Pointless

    As a high school student that recently got a detention, (This was my 2nd detention ever so far.) It felt like nothing. I was only for 10 minutes and I felt like I should've stayed longer because it didn't feel like I learned my lesson. In my school, we have something called mindfulness which is basically just a meditation period so when students get stressed out they can refocus themselves, and many students think its useless. In my opinion, detention is so much better than mindfulness.


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