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    I was smacked and I honestly believe it did me a lot of good growing up..
    Stupid law, within reason smacking should be allowed but to outright ban any and all forms of it is stupidity...
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    I was smacked and I honestly believe it did me a lot of good growing up..
    Stupid law, within reason smacking should be allowed but to outright ban any and all forms of it is stupidity...
    People on here think its child abuse 😂
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    when i was a kid i get caned almost everyday in school. sometimes at home by parents too.

    made me a very discipline person, but also made me introverted
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    (Original post by Calders37)
    I don't agree that smacking a child is the primary method of disciplining a child. I do however believe that gently smacking a child in a situation where they would have potentially been hurt a lot worse if they had been allowed to continue is a good method of learning by associating the action with pain. As people have said previously, there is a huge difference between responsibly smacking a child and abuse.
    I agree.
    If you are smacking hard enough to leave marks, bruises etc, then that would be abuse, but a light smack on the bottom to discourage bad behaviour is OK.
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    It's turning into a police state!
    A knock on the door whenever a voice is raised!
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    (Original post by King Leonidas)
    Snowflake generation never fails to disappoint.
    You hit the spot mate.
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    I think that with an issue like this education is more effective than prosecution. How about educating parents what the most effective methods of behavioural management are, rather than making stupid laws that can't be enforced.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    For me, I'm less concerned over whether spanking is an effective form of punishment and more concerned over what the authorities will be doing every time there's a rumour of a parent slapping their child's hand when reaching for something they shouldn't have.

    It's all well and good thinking "Great, spanking is wrong, it should be illegal", but it's easy to forget all the arrests and criminal proceedings that could now happen to perfectly good parents, as well as the resources this will consume.

    The authorities have enough to watch out for these days, as do ordinary citizens. Now spanking is on the growing list of trivial offences that must be policed and controlled by the state.
    How likely is this going to be?
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    The people who disagree with this law really just aren't getting it. They can't be reasoned with and they won't understand reason.

    Someone should smack some sense into them until they learn.
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    (Original post by Ninja Squirrel)
    For all the people that think it's ok to smack your child or disagree with it being banned, why is it ok to smack a child but not an adult? If I hit or slap an adult I'll get arrested, if I smack a defenceless child that's ok is it? Something doesn't quite seem right here...
    There's difference between disciplining your own child by mildly smacking their bottom versus smacking a stranger. I've been smacked with a hand or a thin bush branch and so what? I grew up just perfectly fine and not a violent person either but know a lot of kids who grew up spoiled brats because talking was not an option to them and parents did not discipline their kids.

    I see how some parents nowadays discipline their kids.. a kid drops on the floor with their tantrums and mommy or daddy treats them like they are fragile flower stems that are about to break in half :facepalm: A mild smack on the bottom never killed anyone, so what's the problem?

    If parents don't discipline their kids, they grow up knowing no limits and think they can do whatever they want and be untouchable. Instead of ruling out silly laws like that they should focus on making stricter punishments for crimes committed by the same kids..
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    (Original post by Rinsed)
    I'd estimate pretty likely. What, you think it's completely impossible that at some loving parent won't give a smack on the back of the legs to a misbehaving child and some busybody will call the police/social services?
    Unless real evidence is presented then little can be done. "I saw them do it!" doesn't really get very far, as far as I'm aware...

    (Original post by Rinsed)
    That's awfully convenient for you.
    You missed the point completely.
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    (Original post by ForgetMe)
    There's difference between disciplining your own child by mildly smacking their bottom versus smacking a stranger. I've been smacked with a hand or a thin bush branch and so what? I grew up just perfectly fine and not a violent person either but know a lot of kids who grew up spoiled brats because talking was not an option to them and parents did not discipline their kids.

    I see how some parents nowadays discipline their kids.. a kid drops on the floor with their tantrums and mommy or daddy treats them like they are fragile flower stems that are about to break in half :facepalm: A mild smack on the bottom never killed anyone, so what's the problem?

    If parents don't discipline their kids, they grow up knowing no limits and think they can do whatever they want and be untouchable. Instead of ruling out silly laws like that they should focus on making stricter punishments for crimes committed by the same kids..
    Why do you act like smacking a child is the only form of discipline?
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    nowadays you don't need to smack them. just take their phone or console or whatever off them for a while
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    Unless real evidence is presented then little can be done. "I saw them do it!" doesn't really get very far, as far as I'm aware...
    There are plenty of documented cases of social services taking away kids on flimsy evidence and parents fighting long battles through (secret) family courts to get them back, if indeed they do.

    Parents who actually abuse their children are already subject to the law. The only affect this further law can have is to penalise innocent families. And let's face it, when have we ever given the state the opportunity to exert control over families which they have not taken up with abandon?

    You missed the point completely.
    Did I? Then please explain.
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    white people go way too easy on their kids smh
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    Good. It has negative affects on childrens mental health.

    source: me
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    I wonder what would happen if you were stood half in Scotland and half in England and smacked a child?
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    Why do you act like smacking a child is the only form of discipline?
    Why do you act like your views are automatically correct just because some parents abuse their authority in the form of smacking?
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    (Original post by Rinsed)
    There are plenty of documented cases of social services taking away kids on flimsy evidence and parents fighting long battles through (secret) family courts to get them back, if indeed they do.

    Parents who actually abuse their children are already subject to the law. The only affect this further law can have is to penalise innocent families. And let's face it, when have we ever given the state the opportunity to exert control over families which they have not taken up with abandon?

    Do you have any examples of those cases?

    I can imagine this law would have at least two affects:

    1. Stop existing parents who use smacking from smacking their children.
    2. Act as a deterrent against parents who have considered using smacking.

    (Original post by Rinsed)
    Did I? Then please explain.
    It was a joke - I was making fun of the people who think that smacking is necessary when a child cannot be reasoned with. I was applying the same logic to the people in this thread, most of whom I imagine are teenagers/adults.

    (Original post by Hey_Its_Cerian)
    Why do you act like your views are automatically correct just because some parents abuse their authority in the form of smacking?
    This isn't at all relevant.
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    This isn't at all relevant.[/QUOTE]

    It may not be relevant to you but I deem it relevant, hence why I gave you that reply. The way I interpreted it was you seeing your opinion as superior because you're all making us out to be child *abusers. What's wrong with a little smack when a child has been naughty? It's not as If we're promoting smacking your child until they're black and blue.

    * = I am not trying to put words in your mouth. Apologies if that's not how you all intend your replies to come across. It is how I've interpreted your arguments.
 
 
 
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