The Cane - A
traditional implement of English school discipline, banned in
state schools in the UK in the late 1980`s but was still used
legaly in selected public schools until the total ban in 1998.
Used mostly on boys in UK schools but plenty of girls have had it
as well, is administered to palms or buttocks. In 1996 the then
British Education Secretary Gillian Shepherd wanted to restore
the cane into schools but the then Prime Minister John Major said
no straight away. The campaign continued with Major eventually
agreeing to let Parliament have a free vote but told his party
members to back him which most of them had to do, it was voted 3
to 1 not to bring it back. At the time several of the newspapers
held their own poles and in all of them the majority of the
readers voted that they would like to see the cane restored to
Slipper - Probably the second most traditional
implement of English school discipline and a popular domestic
spanking implement administered mainly to the buttocks. The
school slipper was usually an old gym shoe or plimsoll. Many
schools favoured slippering girls ahead of caning them probably
due to it being less severe in terms of the pain and the marks.
Paddle - A traditional implement of American school
discipline which is still used in about half of the states in
America. It is an implement administered to the buttocks only due
to its design. The paddles vary in length, width, and thickness,
some paddles also have holes drilled into them for a faster
delivery of the swat resulting in more pain and damage.
The Belt - This is a
very popular implement for domestic discipline. The belt would
usually be doubled over or wrapped buckle end around the hand and
administered to the buttocks.
Strop/Strap - I don`t know much about this
implement. I would guess that it`s mainly an American domestic
discipline implement along the lines of a strap/tawse/belt.
Administered to the buttocks only I should think.
Tawse - Very popular implement for scottish school
discipline before corporal punishment was banned in state schools
in the UK. Mostly administered to the outstretched palm but used
on the buttocks as well. Was commonly used on girls in
scottish schools. (enter for demonstration picture)
The Strap - Similar
in its use to the strop, tawse, and belt, all three of which can
be reffered to as straps. Equally common for domestic use as well
as school use, administered to buttocks or palms of the hand.
The Birch - Formerly
used in selected schools and for judicial punishments, also used
domestically. Usually administered to the bare buttocks as it`s
affect is greatly reduced over clothing. Probably not too many of
these around now, it`s a rather old fashioned type of implement,
Victorian times spring to mind.
Hairbrush - Regarded largely as a domestic spanking
implement but was used in some schools usually on younger pupils
or girls. Administered to the buttocks usually with the flat side
but not unheard of to be applied with the bristled side as well.