PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND OTHER ABUSES IN SCHOOL
The PROTECT CHILDREN PROJECT offers First Amendment protection to support children who may be at risk for being subjected to mental or physical abuse in school by teachers and administrators through the use of solitary confinement, restraints, corporal punishment, and bathroom deprivation.
Corporal punishment is legal in 19 states and over 200,000 children are legally hit in school each year. Thousands of children in public school in all 50 states are placed in solitary confinement. Despite being a basic violation of human rights, prevention of bathroom access is so commonplace that no government agency even bothers to track the number of incidents. Because The Satanic Temple defends bodily autonomy, such actions are not simply abusive, they violate our religious beliefs.
If you are a student in an American public school, and a member of The Satanic Temple, please register. We will write your school board and notify them that school faculty: hitting you, physically restraining you, depriving you use of the bathroom, or holding you against your will in an isolation room violates your civil rights under the First Amendment.