Dr Carr-Gregg: We need mandatory parenting education
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg says yesterday’s case of 10 Melbourne children being arrested after a Southbank mugging.
The children, aged from 11 to 16, were detained after a 21-year-old man was bashed and had his phone and wallet stolen.
Neil asked Dr Carr-Gregg if parents who let young children – the 11-year-old is from Werribee – are beyond help.
“This is where we need to have some sort of mandatory parenting education (stemming from the Children’s Court),” Dr Carr-Gregg said.
Neil: You can teach common sense, can you?
Dr Carr-Gregg: You need to get taught.
The 11-year-old Werribee boy, 13-year-old Hoppers Crossing boy, 15-year-old Huntingdale girl, 13-year-old South Yarra girl and 15-year-old Ferntree Gully girl were charged and bailed to face a children’s court at a later date.
The 16-year-old Werribee girl will be presented at a children’s court for a remand application.
The four remaining youths have been released pending further enquiries.