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Slapping: what you think

3 in 5

Just over 60pc of

adults believe it is illegal to slap a child.


Almost three quarters of adults do not view slapping as an effective way to discipline a child.

2 in 5

Adults have slapped a child to discipline them, with 1pc saying they do it often.

3 in 5

Almost 60pc of adults support a complete ban on slapping children.

2 in 3

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Adults believe that there is not enough information available to parents relating to alternative methods of discipline.

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