Keyword: smacking

France to ban smacking for good

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

French MPs vote for 'symbolic' ban on smacking children

Bill on 'corporal punishment' is considered symbolic as it does not sanction parents if they smack their children and is aimed at educating parents.

France rejects need for new law after smacking rebuke

Family minister said France did not need new legislation but should reconsider value of corporal punishment after Council of Europe's criticism.

France set for rebuke over failure to ban smacking

According to reports, the Council of Europe will this week criticise France for its failure to explicitly ban the smacking of children.