Raise your hand against smacking

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A new bill

November 18, 2010 - A member of the French Parliament, Edwige Antier, has proposed a new bill (No. 2971) to abolish all forms of physical and psychological violence against children as "More and more studies demonstrate the damaging effects of smacking and psychological abuse on children: violence against other children, educators and parents, insolent and provocative behaviour, concealment, school failure, lower self-esteem ... ". In her proposal she indicates the need for a law in order to send a clear message to the families "Not a law enforcement but a preventive law associated with positive parenting (...) because the physical and psychological abuse are not a method of education and are clearly harmful to child development. " The aim is in any case, to promote human rights everywhere for everyone.