Corporal punishment is the same as child abuse. Any form of physical punishment on a child not done by a parent in an act to teach a child a lesson such as a spanking, should be viewed as child abuse. No child should have to endure what it is liked to be hit by an adult.
Corporal punishment is the same as child abuse. There are many other ways to punish children without having to physically harm them. We are beyond the days of spanking a child when it misbehaves and I think parents should realize that if they just talk to their children then they would get further in raising their children.
Corporal punishment is no where near the same thing as child abuse. First of all, I have never heard of corporal punishment being used on a minor, and only used on adults, therefore how can it be child abuse? Also, corporal punishment is used by people who committed crimes. It's way different.
I would never spank my kids. However, I was spanked as a child and I learned my lessons upon being spanked. There is no arguing that corporal punishment teaches children how to behave. However, I can understand that corporal punishment taken too far can be construed as child abuse. There is a fine line between spanking and whipping.
Corporal punishment is when the teacher/ guardian maybe hurt a child so they could be more responsible in the future. In some parts of the world this is allowed. Child abuse, however, is just hurting your child for literally no purpose which shouldn't be allowed in countries, for it is a bad influence and may cause hatred, violence, and even worse relationships than corporal punishment brings up.
I believe many would argue that spanking a child is a form of corporal punishment and it should be regarded as child abuse, but there is also a whole other group that supports spankings and they say it works. I've tried to use spanking with my child and I found it didn't work and I didn't prefer that method, but I don't see it as child abuse either. Of course, when parents over do it, or spank particularly hard, or hit children in inappropriate ways, then of course it is child abuse.