Does Spanking as a Form of Correction Serve as an Effective Method in Correcting Children?

Following an argument that ensued on the bird bird app today, the idea of parents and guardians spanking or beating a child as a form of correction, do you think that this is the best form of correction, or is this wrong?

Well, here are a few thoughts on the issue;

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It is no news that Africans believe in spanking kids as a form of correction. Of course, a lot of people now have a different opinion about this because it can be categorized as child abuse, while, others still believe this to be an effective method for correction.

What are your thoughts on this?