Victorian punishments were very harsh. The teachers liked strict dicipline in classes so the punishments had to teach a permanent lesson.The two most used punishments were the dunce's hat and the cane.The dunce's hat was a heavy metal hat placed on the bad childs head then they would stand up on a 3 legged stool till the teacher told them to get down. Dunce means idiot or stupid so it was very embarresing to wear the hat. The cane was a long thin stick usually made of bamboo the child would be hit with the cane the number of times the bad thing had been done. Boys were whipped on their bottoms and hands while girls on their bare legs and arms.Another punishment was the finger stocks which you were put in if the teacher caught you fiddling.You might also get put in the backboard which was when a board was put behind your back and you held it on with your arms.