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Child made to stand directly in the sun. Now vomiting. Is this dangerous?

Hi thank you just one question. My 7 yr old was made to stand in the dead heat of the day directly in the sun for half hour or more as punishment during PE, he since has thrown up three times. Could it be related to getting too hot, and isnt this dangerous considering the extreme heat.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

It is a very wrong thing that is being done. Why should a 7 year old be punished like that.
Standing in hot sun is harmful both in the short term and long term.

It may cause heat stroke. Yes it is very much dangerous to punish a kid like that.
Please meet the teacher and the principal and ask them not to take such measures any further. Please change the school if such punishments are given.

Every parent should be watchful of such punishments at school and take necessary action.

Take care.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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