France to ban smacking for good despite claims of ‘interference’ in child education

The Telegraph is reporting that France’s parliament will adopt a smacking ban on Tuesday – a largely symbolic gesture in a country where there is still widespread support for corporal punishment against children.

According to France’s Childhood Foundation, 85 percent of French parents admit to smacking their children.

Speaking to MPs during the parliamentary debate, health minister Agnès Buzyn argued that “one doesn’t educate through fear” and that such “supposedly educational” violence in fact had “disastrous consequences on a child’s development”.

“No violence will ever be educational, no violence is ‘ordinary’,” added senator Adrien Taquet, junior solidarity minister.

Read the full article France to ban smacking for good despite claims of ‘interference’ in child education 

Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

 

Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or  just someone who cares about education and has something to get off  your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.

We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!

 

The leaders reviewing headteacher standards
Backbench bid to outlaw essay mills in England and Wales launched
Categories: Overseas and Parenting.

Let us know what you think...