Extreme smacking of children has often been portrayed in films and television dramas, such as Catherine Cookson's 'The Girl'. Most people aren't particularly bothered about seeing it as they know it's only being enacted and is not real, just an integral part of the story. A video clip showing the real thing, however, is different, obviously pretty touchy stuff, and possibly frightening and difficult to watch.
If you take a look on YouTube, although you might not expect this, you will find just the very thing, and it is genuinely frightening to watch because it's real, something that's actually gone on in someone's home. In 2004 a 16-year-old girl named Hillary Adams was so sick and tired of being punished with a belt by her father that one day she decided to film him doing it to her. Seven years later she finally had the guts to post the film on YouTube. According to her the reasons for posting this video clip was to show that he is unfit to be a judge and to show that he needs help with his temper.
In the seven and a half minute video clip, which is age-restricted, the man walks into a room with his daughter, holding a very large belt. He then orders her to bend over a bed and when she fails to comply he belts her forcefully and repeatedly on the leg as she screams hysterically. At one point his wife also comes in the room telling the girl to 'turn over like a 16-year-old and take it', and then joins in with the belting. I posted a link to the video on a discussion forum called Digital Spy, and then put a link to it on Facebook. The trouble with Facebook though, is that it just isn't the sort of thing you'd post on there. Because of the video clip's sinister and touchy nature, the thought of my friends and family clicking on the link bothered my conscience so much I had to delete it after just one day.