November 18, 2005

Children scare me…

I read a fantastic letter in the METRO a few mornings ago, which I thought I should share:

'As a foreigner, I am not surprised to see that the children in this country are rebellious. They are a product of the culture that is being built around them. Nobody – not the parent, the schools or the police – have real power against their behaviour. It is an insult to the mind that and strength of children to worry that, by disciplining them, they will crumble or have emotional problems later in life. Let's face the facts: when walking down the streets we fear children, they intimidate us, swear at us, spit at us and even attack us. It is ridiculous that I used to fear guns, rape and murder in my own country and am now afraid of children here. If this trend carries on, what will the future hold for the workforce? In 20 years' time will I be spat on and sworn at by my fellow workers? Will I end up being stabbed with a pen by the office bully? Stand up, Britain! Children know they are untouchable. It is time that the Government realises that it is creating a future that looks very gloomy. We are seeing youngsters act in the way they do because they have no consequences to fear'.
Jacques Otto

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  1. Now that is hitting a nail where it should be.
    The feckers know their rights too well… Perhaps it's time to remove them completely (the rights, not the kids. Although that isn't a bad idea anyway)

    18 Nov 2005, 13:12

  2. I hate the attitude they have to teachers now… They act in a vile way, and then taunt them because they know that they can get the teacher sued if they lay a finger on the pupil.

    There isn't really a punishment for anything anymore.

    Anyone remember the request to rebrand failure to "deferred success"? What's wrong with telling the child that they suck at a subject? It's more likely to make me work harder at it, whereas being told "oh well, you did your best, never mind, try again" just makes me think it's a bit of a joke and not worth working towards that goal.

    Even just sticking a news report claiming that they are bringing out the cane could result in some decent atitude changes.

    Or, anyone seen Battle Royale?


    18 Nov 2005, 17:21

  3. Caning all the way.

    18 Nov 2005, 19:00

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