More than half of Ukrainian parents scold their children with foul language.
In addition, in every tenth Ukrainian family, children are subjected to physical punishment for the slightest offense.
This is evidenced by a sociological survey of the Ukrainian Institute of Social Research named after A. Yarmolenko.
When asked about the punishment, 10% of children answered that they were beaten. 57% complained that they were scolded using profanity.
At the same time, most of the children (both at 10 and at the age of 17) are not aware that any physical punishment for them is prohibited by law. Children consider: if a policeman detains them, then he has the right to beat them.
At the same time, 87% of children aged 10–13 years feel happy and only 4% are unhappy (76–17 and 11% at 16–17, respectively).
The survey was conducted from 15 to 30 April 2012 among children from 10 to 17 years.