WOOLSTON, England, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A British woman said she was followed home by an off-duty police officer who overheard her yelling at her children and later received a warning.
The 34-year-old mother, who asked not to be named, said she threatened to smack her misbehaving children while they were shopping at a Woolston, England, grocery store in August, The Daily Mail reported Monday.
The woman said two officers came to her door six weeks later and informed her an off-duty officer had overheard her during the incident and followed her home. She said a letter from the Southampton council children's services department told her no action was being planned "at this time" but her "chastisement" of the children would be on record for at least 14 years.
"If no one stands up to this oppression, this political correctness, parents will lose responsibility for their kids and the state will take over," the woman said. "The local authority have told me they're keeping my family on record until my kids leave school, and my daughter is only four."
"If she ever falls over and has to be taken to hospital I'm worried about what conclusions they might come to. I feel I'm being kept on record as an abuser, so I will always be looking over my shoulder," she said.