A draft law in China punishes parents for the misbehavior of their children
Tuesday – 13 Rabi’ al-Awwal 1443 AH – 19 October 2021 AD
Parents will be reprimanded and will have to pass family guidance programs as punishment for their children’s misbehavior (Reuters)
Beijing: «Middle East Online»
China’s parliament is considering legislation to punish parents for “extremely bad behavior” or crime for their children.
According to the Reuters news agency, the draft law on promoting family education states that parents will be reprimanded and have to pass family guidance programs if prosecutors find that their children have engaged in extremely abusive or criminal behaviour.
“There are many reasons why teens misbehave, one of them being the lack of or insufficient family education,” said Zhang Tiui, a spokesman for the Legislative Affairs Committee of China’s parliament.
The draft law, which will be reviewed by Parliament’s Standing Committee this week, also urges parents to arrange a time for their children to rest, have fun and play sports.
Beijing has taken a more assertive approach this year with children and teens, from tackling youngsters’ addiction to electronic games to cracking down on the “blind” attraction of internet celebrities.
In the past few months, the Ministry of Education has set limited playing hours for minors, allowing them to play electronic games for one hour on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
It also reduced homework and banned tutoring for core subjects during weekends and holidays, fearing the heavy academic burden on children.
Meanwhile, China is urging its youth to be less “feminine” and more “manly”.
In its “proposal to prevent the feminization of male adolescents” issued in December, the Education Ministry urged schools to promote sports such as soccer.