Family First would like to highlight to the Prime Minister, Sue Bradford, the Children’s Commissioner and other anti-smacking lobby groups a couple of key points regarding the UNICEF report released today.
1. The Netherlands heads the table of overall child wellbeing – they have not banned smacking. Of the top 10 countries overall, half have not banned smacking.
2. Half of the best 10 countries for child health and safety have not banned smacking.
3. Of the countries with the lowest rates of negative behaviour and risk-taking by its young people, seven out of the best 10 have not banned smacking.
And most significantly,
4. The top eight countries for quality of family and peer relationships have not banned smacking.
Vindication for great kiwi parents.