Join the debate: is smacking ever acceptable?
Should parents ever be allowed to hit their children?
After a coalition of over 100 charities and individuals launched a campaign for changes to be made to the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003, which allows parents and carers to hit their children if it can be deemed "justifiable assault", the debate over smacking children has resurfaced. The group argue that the law should be changed for babies, as it is never acceptable to use force on children under two. Do you agree?
Do you think hitting children should be banned altogether? Or does it depend on circumstance?
Vote in our poll and join the debate in our comments section below: