The shocking science about the long-term effects of corporal punishment, essential viewing for every parent!
As you watch, remember that the statistical harm that spanking causes children as outlined in this video presentation apply to the kind of spanking that many in our society do not consider problematic: defined as an open-handed striking of a child's butt or extremities that is intended not to cause any physical injury. So this isn't about people beating their kids and leaving welts.
Even pretty light-handed spanking is an extremely risky parenting practice. I'll let the facts speak for themselves:
For further investigation, here is the source material used for the presentation above: