Ray, I am a grandmother and I have spanked my …

Comment on Copping ‘mental and physical abuse’ on top of serving time: Dylan Voller’s evidence to the NT Royal Commission by Evelyne Roullet.

Ray, I am a grandmother and I have spanked my children more than once, but have you yet heard a grand child telling you about his rights?
At the time the child was only six years old and told me that the UN said that corporal punishment of children is a violation of their rights! When I ask him who said so he told me the school teacher, and he told me which article of the law.
I answered him that grandma does not care about the UN and if he misbehaves once more, I will spank him.
Later his mum told me that proudly, he said at school that he has a Nana who is not scared of the UN.
However as an educator, I know that corporal punishment has not been found to be an effective means of achieving positive long-term developmental outcomes, such as moral internalization or social problem-solving.
Corporal punishment threatens the physical well being of the child.
Once more physical harm is a repeated risk, particularly for young children, and the more often it is used the more likely it is to progress to severe forms of violence.
Corporal punishment has been found to be consistently related to poor mental health; including depression, unhappiness, anxiety, and feelings of hopelessness in children and youth.
Corporal punishment is a risk factor for relationship problems, including impairment of parent-child relationships, increased levels of aggression and anti-social behaviour in children, raised thresholds for defining an act as violent, and perpetration of violence as an adult, including abuse of one’s family members.

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If I am to understand some commentaries, it comes to this: If my child spit on me I cannot physically punish him/her, but prison guards can do it even with brutality. They have excuses but parents have none.
If my children steal, I cannot spank them or restrain them…someone will do it for me when they will be in detention!!!
Is it really logic? Do we have to wait incarceration to discipline a naughty child ?


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I for one will say, bring the parents to shame and make them face reality in accord with their culture. Traditional Aboriginal cultural values ensure that Aboriginal children are provided with the freedom to explore the world and to learn their responsibilities to care for and protect one other.
While the children are encouraged to explore the world around them, issues of safety are always considered:
They are encouraged to explore, within a safe distance, with safe practices put into place. There are shared values of the local community and other family members to allow the children to learn from their own experiences.
If a child is exposed to any kind of risk, families trust that it will be reported back to them: If someone has abandoned their caring responsibilities, for whatever reason, someone from the local community will inevitably raise the issue.
Roaming the streets and the hills are unsafe, far away from home, and the older teens do not care for the little ones.
So in my humble opinion we should give parental / communities the right to judge and to act.
Give the traditional owners a go, as maybe before meetings, activities etc.
We acknowledge them? In fact we do not, and it is only when we show them some real respect that their children will respect us.


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Where will the patrols be? In town? CBD? The hills? The gangs will then shift to other suburbs very quickly and the patrols will not be able to be everywhere. Make the parents responsible!


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@ One country one flag: Which one? In January 1788 to establish a penal colony.
In the century that followed, the British established other colonies on the continent, and European explorers ventured into its interior.
Indigenous Australians were greatly weakened and their numbers diminished by introduced diseases and conflict with the colonists during this period.
Australia is one of few colonies left in the world and if the Australian of the 21st century do not take care, this colony could also disappear.
I can hear the impossibles and see smiles, but I grew up in colony witnessing what happened when white did not care about the natives and even Algeria who was a French department disappeared.
Only arrogant or stupid people do not want to learn from history.


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May be the parents of those darlings, when identified, should be put to the pillory, be shamed on the public place and be judged by their peers.


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Israel here we come! International law prohibits the use of live ammunition on civilians, except as a last resort during an imminent threat of life.
Tactical Response Group (TRG) with military-grade assault weapons? Blank or rubber bullets?


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