Good. It has negative affects on childrens mental health.
Smacking your child to be banned in Scotland watch
- 23-10-2017 00:27
- 23-10-2017 01:57
I wonder what would happen if you were stood half in Scotland and half in England and smacked a child?
- 23-10-2017 14:32
(Original post by Rinsed)
- 23-10-2017 17:51
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.
- 24-10-2017 09:45
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.
- 25-10-2017 23:42
(Original post by gapyearlads)
- 25-10-2017 23:48
No, by that logic, it's none of your business. You got a problem then treat your own child the way you want. None of your business what anyone els is doing
In other words, I'm presuming you do have a threshold for where it stops being "none of your business". So where is it?
- 26-10-2017 00:05
It's good but how would they know if a parent is smacking their child ?
(Original post by Ninja Squirrel)
- 26-10-2017 00:23
Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed. The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children.
Ministers had previously said they did not support parents using physical chastisement, but had "no plans" to bring forward legislation of their own. But the government has now confirmed it will ensure a bill lodged by Green MSP John Finnie will become law. And it is understood that ministers will work with Mr Finnie to implement the bill in practice.
His proposals, which were out for consultation over the summer, would give children the same legal protection as adults. At present, parents in Scotland can claim a defence of "justifiable assault" when punishing their child - although the use of an "implement" in any punishment is banned, as is shaking or striking a child on the head.
I've never agreed with smacking your child so this is great news and I hope the rest of the UK follows.
I was very lucky in some respects as I was so ugly as a child that my parents were unsure as to which end they should smack .
Luckily , it did me no long term damage and I went onto become a senior British agent who no one ever took too seriously .
Johnny English .