CHILDREN need to be taught to respect elders and have moral values instilled in them.
Solomoni Kunawae, in his submission to the Constitution Commission, said the new constitution needed to set rules for children who were seemingly exposed to the western lifestyle.
Mr Kunawae said Fiji should continue to be a secular state as all religions must be respected.
"On corporal punishment, children needed to be taught how to respect elders and have moral values instilled in them," Mr Kunawae said.
Other villagers made their recommendation that the retirement age be 60 years, manifesto of political parties be screened and be restrained to livelihood issues, set criteria for political candidates, rights of the elderly and Sunday to be declared a rest day.
The Constitution Commission has urged members of the public to make their submissions on possible solutions to the problems they faced in their daily lives.
The commission said while some submissions focused on the parliamentary structure in Fiji, most of the submissions were on political issues such as coups and immunity.
Penelope Moore, a member of the commission, said people needed to know that their submissions should not necessarily be formal.