Posts Tagged ‘Smacking Children’

Pastor says smacking children not part of pre-christian Samoa Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016
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Reverend Nove Vailaau says during his research into pre-Christian Samoa he has discovered that smacking was not a feature of traditional Samoan language and culture. Accepting children into family life was a more inclusive process. Traditional Samoan values promoted the protection of children, not the infliction of suffering upon them. He says when the missionaries arrived Read more

Smacking law has criminalised parents Comments 0

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Leading public lawyer Mai Chen says New Zealand’s 2007 changes to smacking law have criminalised “good parents”. A legal opinion signed by Ms Chen for the lobby group Family First says case law since Section 59 of the Crimes Act was changed have confirmed that is now illegal for parents to use force against a Read more