Kids threaten parents with anti-smacking law

ONE News March 23, 2011
Almost a third of parents of children under 12 say their children have threatened to report them if they were smacked, a poll has found. And almost one in four of parents of children in this age group say they have less confidence when dealing with unacceptable behaviour from their children since the anti-smacking law was passed. The poll of 1000 people was carried out by by Curia Market Research for Family First New Zealand. Family First strongly opposed the introduction of the anti-smacking law and earlier this year released its annual list of the top family issues to be tackled. It said in election year it was timely to apply pressure over the controversial law.