Education Minister says it's Ok to smack your child: do you agree or not?
Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, has said she thinks it's OK to smack a child, as long as it's “just a tap on the hand or a mild smack on the bottom".
She was taking part in a debate on Sky News with an 11-year-old boy from the children's paper First News.
He asked if she thought it was shameful that smacking thought it was shameful that Britain is one of only a handful of European countries where it is legal for children to be hit.
"Don't you think violence against children should be banned altogether?" he said.
The Education Secretary replied: "I don't want to criminalise parents if that's the decision they take to discipline their child. There's what we have called reasonable chastisement."
Do you agree with her? Do you think it's OK to smack your child (as long as you're not hitting them hard)? Or do you think it's never right to smack a child?
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