One of the nastier stereotypes about working class people is that they hit their children. Now, however, working class people are being blamed for not hitting their children enough. Politicians and columnists who are encouraging parents to smack their children are relying on prejudice and class stereotypes.
Outdated language used to justify corporal punishment of children is set to be removed from new translations of the Bible in Norway. Church leaders have given the green light to the proposal, put forward by the Norwegian Ombudsman for Children
The Methodist Church has issued a statement in support of a compromise amendment to the Children Bill as the row over plans to ban parents from smacking children escalated today ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote.