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Discipline Children to Prevent Crime, Fla. Sheriff Instructs Parents

November 26, 2013  | 

Law enforcement officials in Brevard County, Fla., held a seminar Saturday calling on parents to discipline their children, reports wftv.com.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey organized the seminars, which focus on disciplining children to prevent them from committing crimes.

"For us it's not just about juvenile crime. It's about laying a foundation so that as adults these individuals aren't committing crimes," Ivey said. "We want our parents to be the chief law enforcement officer in their child's life."

Tags: Juvenile Crime, Florida


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Rick @ 11/26/2013 3:51 PM

Out here in CA you can discipline a child, but if some sees you spanking your kid, they sometimes call the police. Likewise, if you leave any sort of mark, you can be arrested. If the UN Convention on the Child ever passes, you won't be able to discipline your child at all. Only the US and Somalia haven't passed it yet.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/27/2013 12:23 PM

Florida Department of Children and Families will prosecute anyone that hits their children no matter the reason. So this is very bad advice by Sheriff Ivey.

perry @ 11/27/2013 6:07 PM

I totally agree with this officer's decision! In the last two generations we have given the young people every excuse that they don't need to follow rules and regulations of this Great Country. Then, parents can't understand why these kids run and get into trouble. The PARENTS are responsible! They should be charged for they're irrisponsible little brats!!!!

These kids need to be spanked early so they understand that is not responsible behavior.

Kyler @ 11/27/2013 7:40 PM

Nowhere in the article does it mention parents hitting their children. You don't have to hit a child to discipline them.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/29/2013 12:23 PM

Since we are to play the semantics game just locking kids in cages and using verbal abuse must be an acceptable means of discipline since you are not "hitting" anyone. Ordinary people equate discipline with force but I suppose verbal abuse is alright with you since its not "hitting". I see "spanking" the same as "hitting". I have known parents to do unthinkable things to kids in the name of discipline but I suppose you are ok with that too.

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