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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.

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Scoopit!

3 Comments:

Blogger Truth Seeker 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 Moore said...

Good point Dave.
http://section59.blogspot.com

May 30, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

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