Caning has been a common form of punishment in schools for years. In accordance with the Education Ordinance 1994, there are several offenses that warrant caning, namely truancy, participation in criminal activities, indecent and impolite conduct, loafing, cheating, filthy appearance and vandalism. However, it has become apparent that in spite of caning, violence and indiscipline in schools are still a major concern. Caning is inhumane and contravenes a child’s rights. Caning, therefore, should not be allowed in schools because it affects student’s physical, emotional and mental well being and fails to curb indiscipline in schools.