When it comes to arrogance the UN takes some beating…
British parents should be jailed for smacking their children, a United Nations report has suggested. Officials from the UN Human Rights Committee recommended banning corporal punishment in a report that also called for the Government to scrap indefinite immigration detention.
Their report warned that Britain should “put an end to corporal punishment in all settings, including in the home”. The officials added: “It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment, and conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects.” Currently, parents are not explicitly banned from striking their children. The law allows for “reasonable chastisement” to control a child’s behaviour is lawful, but parents can be prosecuted if their actions result in injuries such as bruises, cuts or scratches.
Gotta love the way the UN tries to conflate discipline with ‘violence’. As far as I am concerned the UN has no business telling ANY parent how they should go about their parental business but IF they DO want to do something positive they might like to look at those parents who ensure that girls go through FGM, go into forced marriages, be turned into virtual slaves. Instead it goes after parents who seek to ensure their kids are brought up properly. No parent should ever be allowed to indulge in “violence” against their children but a timely slap does no harm whatsoever if the child is behaving atrociously. As readers may know, I have two kids and as I recall, they were very good well behaved children but on a few occasions they behaved badly and they were given the proverbial loving slap. It didn’t do them any harm whatsoever and in my view parents MUST have the RIGHT to chastise bad behaviour in children. It is how they learn.