Data from India. Source: The Telegraph
Think of it another way. If you have two kids, it is highly probable that one of them will be beaten while at school.
I don’t know whether the numbers looked at all strata of society and whether the percentage represents number of school going children beaten every school-year or number of children beaten over the course of their school going years.
I don’t think I care. These numbers are terrible in either event.
#1. School children electrocuted in Hyderabad as punishment
#2. Factbook on Corporal Education in India (snippet from Delhi School Education Rules, 1973: Rules for caning in schools in the Delhi area of India – if a cane is used, it is supposed to be applied to the palm of the hand, max. 10 strokes)