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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
can a school do this , my 13 year old son was swinging on his chair , the teacher for punishment made him kneel then sit on the floor and she then either pretended or did actually video him as he sat there , surely in this day age this cant be right ? any advice would be really welcome , thanks
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
good on her, you'd be complaining when the school phoned you when your son had split his head open after falling from his chair.
#2
no that ain't right i have twins who are 12 and if this happened to them i'd be straight down the school.
#3
prob isnt right that she pretended/did video him but I would have made him stand up for lessons for a while.....maybe hes learnt not to swing on his chair?
[mod]#4
I am sure it was not just the once he has done this and been told.

Get the full story, not just half.
banned#5
Get the full story from the teacher first before any further action.
#6
This is terrible treatment, but you also have to think about it this way. When I was in school someone fell when doing this and they broke their coxyx.

I would suggest calling them up and complaining and then suggesting an appropriate punishment if you know what I mean.
#7
better his feelings got hurt instead of his head
banned#8
Teach your child how to sit on a chair properly?

I await +1s of agreement.
#9
ADZ1478
better his feelings got hurt instead of his head


Exactly. Thats it really. :thumbsup:
#10
When I was a kid someone in our school was swinging on their chair with a pencil in her mouth, she fell back and the pencil got rammed in her throat, it wasn't good, nor was it pretty. Maybe what the teacher did wasn't ideal, but if it stops him swinging on his chair so be it.
#11
Sounds like the punishment was TOO easy infact.
banned#12
what would your idea of punishment be? just curious
#13
dcx_badass
I think minus the videoing, it's completely fair, I worked in a school, we threw out like 10+ chairs a week from stupid kids swinging on them, I'm sure if your kid had fallen off and cracked their head open you'd be more annoyed, they probably lied about the videoing anyway.


no he didnt lie as his friends told me they saw the camcorder as well , she also called him a useless ****
#14
i would find out the full story first
i agree that all of it was a fair punishment apart from the video bit (if its true) i would rather my son have a punishment like that rather than fall backwards on the chair
#15
No,Disruptive kids should be allowed to do whatever they please and totally ignore teachers and make it impossible for the good kids to learn,Thats the modern way,
#16
i think a detention would have been more suitable , but videoing and name calling i dont agree with
[mod]#17
Kids have got it too easy..........bring back the cane.
#18
nickleicester
, she also called him a useless ****


Bit far there.
#19
sassie
what would your idea of punishment be? just curious


show a video of a child actually smashing their face on the table and being left disfigured with broken nose and dodgy jaw plus missing teeth.....well not quite but I am sure the op by now will get the picture of what could happen. Kids have swung on chairs for as long as chairs have been around but it takes ages for them to learn how to sit properly.

Ask the teacher before shouting off accusations, as much as a parent believes their child doesn't all kids tell lies and exaggerate things
#20
BritJamez
Sounds like the punishment was TOO easy infact.


what punishment do you think would be appropiate ?
banned#21
nickleicester
i think a detention would have been more suitable , but videoing and name calling i dont agree with


and you think that would remind him not to swing on chairs, i would have said standing for the rest of the lesson would be more appropriate really, sitting on floor is like nursery school, or maybe that was her point


and as an after thought you now said she called him names, me thinks your adding a bit at each level, because if that was me i wouldnt be concerend about them sitting on the floor but would be about the swearing and name calling, yet that isnt in your opening post
#22
They should have had something hard thrown at them like when I was at school. Once he leaned back and was knocked off his chair with a blackboard eraser hitting him he wouldnt do it again.
banned#23
I blame the parents of these kids:roll:
#24
I presume that you would discipline your child if they behaved in such a reckless and irresponsible way at home?

Parents should respect the schools judgment, or at least find out all the facts by having a calm and collected discussion about the incident with those involved. Then you might find yourself thanking them for their prompt action, care and diligence instead of criticising them.
#25
Syzable
Kids have got it too easy..........bring back the cane.


get real , what did the cane do . it wasnt ever a deterent
#26
nickleicester
what punishment do you think would be appropiate ?


Made him stand in the corner of the room and face the wall for the rest of the lesson, maybe for the rest of this teachers lessons for the next week, depending if he was a repeat offender.
#27
Parents are two quick to take what children say as 100% truth. Get the teacher's side of the story and maybe a couple of others children's version.

There seems to be too many instances of when parents believe a child over a professional with years of experience.

But I would investigate it.
#28
nickleicester
get real , what did the cane do . it wasnt ever a deterent

That's funny because kids were better behaved back then, weird
#29
Humiliating the child isn't the best idea is it!!

What's wrong with detention:roll:
#30
nickleicester
get real , what did the cane do . it wasnt ever a deterent


Cane is a bad idea, but teachers should be given more power and respect. Seems to be what a teachers does discipline a troublesome child, the child is suddenly the victim.

Also, I believe that some parents are out to make a quick buck on anything, including pointing the finger at teachers for anything at all.

Not that I am saying this anything to do with the op, just what i have seen in society.
#31
nickleicester
no he didnt lie as his friends told me they saw the camcorder as well , she also called him a useless ****


I know not all the details, but that doesn't sound believable.
None of my colleagues would even thing of saying that to a student.

I would make him sit on the floor aswell. Do you realise how expensive chairs are and how many have to be thrown away each year by idiotic kids who don't listen and keep swinging on them?

And then if the kid falls off the chair and hurts them self, you catch hell for letting them do it.

Did your child tell you why the camcorder was out? as i also doubt that the teacher would have gone to the trouble of setting up a camcorder just to video a kid kneeling.

I would suspect you have a twisted version of events or nowhere near the whole story.
Not calling your child a liar or whatnot, this is just my inkling from what i know about myself and other staff in my school.
banned#32
and sending me a pm helps how?
banned#33
pinkleponkle
That's funny because kids were better behaved back then, weird


That's not true - what's the real reason that you want to see kids spanked and whipped with sticks?
#34
Why dont you tell your son to go to school and be the best behaved kid there and then nothing like this will happen ,What do ya think ?.
#35
sassie
and sending me a pm helps how?


oh dear :?
banned#36
bitseylango
oh dear :?


i know, out of all the people in all of this thread he chooses me :w00t:
#37
sassie
i know, out of all the people in all of this thread he chooses me :w00t:


Sassies got a boyfriend :whistling:
#38
sassie
i know, out of all the people in all of this thread he chooses me :w00t:


the truth hurts sometimes ;-)
#39
Jetpac
I know not all the details, but that doesn't sound believable.
None of my colleagues would even thing of saying that to a student.

I would make him sit on the floor aswell. Do you realise how expensive chairs are and how many have to be thrown away each year by idiotic kids who don't listen and keep swinging on them?

And then if the kid falls off the chair and hurts them self, you catch hell for letting them do it.

Did your child tell you why the camcorder was out? as i also doubt that the teacher would have gone to the trouble of setting up a camcorder just to video a kid kneeling.

I would suspect you have a twisted version of events or nowhere near the whole story.
Not calling your child a liar or whatnot, this is just my inkling from what i know about myself and other staff in my school.

+1
im sorry op but the story sounds very unrealistic to me
#40
Parents tend to think the sun shines out of their child's proverbial backside for the most part, and that their little Jimmy would never even contemplate, let alone be capable of not getting on with their work or messing around.

But let me tell you this, and this goes to every parent. Your child messes about. They may not do it all the time, they may only do it once a year, but they mess about, they are capable of it and the get dealt with.

FilthAndFurry
That's not true - what's the real reason that you want to see kids spanked and whipped with sticks?


I lolled.

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