16 April 2007

Smack-free shopping

I used to be quite a big fan of the NSPCC. Their work in preventing child abuse was a really good thing. Sadly, like the RSPCA, they seem to be more interested in PC politics these days than in actually doing the job they were set up for.

This article details their latest campaign to try to force parents to raise their children in a particular way. Having failed to persuade the Government to ban smacking, they are trying another tack - trying to persuade shopping centres to ban it instead.

What a shame that this nonsense now seems to overshadow their work in preventing genuine child abuse. Smaking a child, if done with love and not anger, is the very opposite of child abuse - but in either case I can't see how you legally raise your children as being any business of shopping centre managers.


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