Zapler, Mike, No-spank bill on way;
MediaNews Sacramento Bureau, Jan. 18, 2007
Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, wants to outlaw spanking children up to 3 years old. If she succeeds, California
would become the first state in the nation to explicitly ban parents from smacking their kids.
Experts in child psychology disagree over whether spanking is a legitimate or effective way for parents to discipline their
children. Professor Robert Larzelere, who has studied child discipline for 30 years, said his research shows spanking is fine,
as long as it's used sparingly and doesn't escalate to abuse. "If it's used in a limited way,'' the Oklahoma State University
professor said, "it can be more effective than almost any other type of punishment.''
Zaslow, Jeffrey, Are
We Teaching Our Kids To Be Fearful of Men?
August 23, 2007
When children get lost in a mall, they're supposed to find a "low-risk adult" to help them. Guidelines issued by police departments and child-safety groups often encourage them to look for "a pregnant woman," "a mother pushing a stroller" or "a grandmother."
The implied message: Men, even dads pushing strollers, are "high-risk."
Are we teaching children that men are out to hurt them? The answer, on many fronts, is yes.
Zaslow, Jeffrey, Avoiding
Kids: How Men Cope With Being Cast as Predators;
Last month, I wrote about how our culture teaches children to fear men [*see the artcle here above]. Hundreds of men responded, many lamenting that they've now become fearful of children. They said they avert their eyes when kids are around, or think twice before holding even their own children's hands in public.
Men, do you find yourself limiting contact with kids for fear that you'll be accused of being a predator? Is there anything that can be done about this societal problem?
Zernike, Kate, The
Siren Song of Sex with Boys; New York Times, December 11, 2005
The judge, Stephen Herrick of Albany County Court in New York, told her that she
had “crossed the line” into “Totally unacceptable behavior.” But, he
added, the teenager was a victim in only the strictest legal sense. “He
certainly was not victimized by you in any other sense of the word,” the judge
Zirpolo, Kyle & Nathan, Debbie:
Zirpolo, Kyle, McMartin
Pre-Schooler: 'I Lied' - A long-delayed apology from one of the accusers
in the notorious McMartin Pre-School molestation case - Kyle Zirpolo, as told to
Debbie Nathan - LA Times, 30 Oktober 2005
I remember thinking to myself, "I'm not going to get out of here unless
I tell them what they want to hear."
Anytime I would give them an answer that they didn't like, they would ask again
and encourage me to give them the answer they were looking for. It was really
obvious what they wanted.
Maybe some got scared that the teachers would get their families because they
were lying. But I never forgot I was lying.
I never mixed up reality and fantasy and always knew I was lying.
I remember finally telling her [mother], "Nothing happened! Nothing ever
happened to me at that school." - She didn't believe me.
Zoll, Rachel, Bishops:
New Sex Abuse Claims Top 1,000; CNN News, Feb 2005
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops said Friday that over the last year they
received 1,092 new allegations of sexual abuse against at least 756 Catholic
priests and deacons.
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Wolfgang K. und Paul S., Mailand und München im September
1997; Überarbeitung Januar 1998