Thursday, May 29, 2008

Smacking: and the ODT website

The Otago Daily Times has upgraded its website , so I have added to the RSS feed on Flock.

This story takes a look at a poll on smacking commissioned by Curia for Family First.

In the poll, 48% of parents said they smacked their child in the past year. But what some people didn't know was that Curia did a poll last year as well, with 78% saying they would smack their child.

But a question saying that parents would smack their kids, to them saying that they did smack their kids in the past year is an entirely different question.

Just like I would thump someone if they broke into my house, but I haven't done so in the past year.

That seems to have been lost on some journalists.




Blogger Steve Withers said...

Also lost on many people is the reality that no one will be prosecuted for smacking their kids. They stand a very good chance of being prosecuted if they beat their kids. under the old law, they stood a reasonable chance of getting away with delivering a major hiding. Under the new law, they don't. That's how it should be.

May 29, 2008 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger BigGirlsBlouse said...

The survey is bollocks. It was commisioned and paid for by family First. I wouldn't believe a word they say because they are liars.

May 30, 2008 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Good point Dave.

May 30, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

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