Smacking ban gets the votes to become law

NZ Herald 21 Nov 06 The anti-smacking bill looks certain to be passed by Parliament in a slightly weakened form. The Herald has confirmed claims by the bill’s sponsor, Green MP Sue …

Lack of care harms kids

The Daily Telegraph (Australia) 19 Nov 06 STRESSED parents who work long hours are putting their children at increased risk of developing behavioural and mental problems later in life, a new …

New law could set precedent

Sunday Star Times 19 Nov 06 More children may seek to “divorce” their parents under a law change which places greater weight on the wishes of the child and removes …

Study: Consent Laws Reduce Teen Sex

By AFA Journal 17 Nov 06 (AgapePress) – According to a new study, abortion notification and consent laws actually reduce risky sexual behavior among teenagers. The finding is the result …

Call to ban ‘obscenely cruel’ computer games

Evening Standard UK 16 Nov 06 The “obscene cruelty” of a psychological horror computer game has sparked calls for an EU-wide crackdown to safeguard children. Sony Playstation’s The Rule of …