The Last DJ.
That's extreme; they should just take the electronics not necessary for schoolwork until the kid's grades and or behavior improves. My mom was strict back in the day; had my siblings or I gotten any bad grades, she would've taken away the games consoles so we couldn't use them on the weekend and added no television. There were times where that happened if we got in trouble at school or whatever. But like, she never would've broken electronics since those were expensive. That be more of a dad move, honestly, lol.If I find out a friend or family member breaks their kid's electronics as punishment over some petty bullshit, I'm cashapping the kid the money to replace the item.
If your kid is getting poor grades in school or has some kind of attitude and your response is breaking their possessions, you need counceling.
I used to agree with that shit but after thinking about it, I'd go so far as to call it child abuse now. The grimiest, most unconstructive horseshit short of punching your kid in the face.
However, I understand getting angry with your kid about academics and or discipline too, since a lot of parents are too lax with their kids nowadays. And while breaking electronics might not be the most productive, believe me, there are worst punishments, like you noted, and it's not child abuse.
I just think there are better ways to push your kid in the right direction than breaking things.