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protests on wednesday in London

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banned7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
my sons school has organised a trip to london on wednesday going to a few museums
i have raised my concerns with the school regarding the planned protests they say i am the only parent out of 100 to voice concern am i being too protective or should i refuse to let him go he is 13
shoould the school be more concerned
5 people arrested with explosives today in cornwall planning on travelling to london wednesday
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banned7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
You can never put a price on the safety of you and your family. If you don't feel comfortable with him going down there then so be it. It doesn't matter if you are the only one to voice the concerns.
#2
my friend works in Bank and has to wear normal clothes and not have his security pass on show etc. They're burning effergies of bankers etc. Personally, I think they'll be ok as its a school trip however I can understand parents protectiveness. I certainly think school should be more accomodating to your concerns though
banned#3
think child is gonna have stomach bug wednesday
#4
let the kid go, theres more chance of him being run over on the way home from school today than something happening to him on weds. don't deprive the kid of a day out in london just because of some soap dodgers.
#5
if you have talked to other parents about this then they might follow suite and talk to head teacher, the school should be more understanding! and then the school should re-arrange for a differant day
#6
Being too protective. Dont make him the loser at school.
#7
london is a big place-are the venues they are visiting anywhere near the protests?
banned#8
also there are anti war march
free palestine organised by british muslim initative
nuclear disarmament
add on to this 80 000 football fans cant see it being peaceful
#9
let him go

its learning him what goes on in the real world..

but im sure the school will not let them enter an area where they will get caught up in anything.not with todays values of "where theres blame theres a claim"
#10
barky
london is a big place-are the venues they are visiting anywhere near the protests?


Thats what I was wondering. Protests will be at Canary Wharf wont they?
#11
No, they are in the city also.

I am taking the Wednesday off and we have dress down for the rest of the week.

Just saw this also.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7972231.stm
#12
herewego1234
also there are anti war march
free palestine organised by british muslim initative
nuclear disarmament
add on to this 80 000 football fans cant see it being peaceful


do you know what your right,
i'm now going to spend the last of my remaining days cowered in the cupboard under my stairs wrapped in fluffy pink cushions eating cotton wool and drinking fairy water just in case something happens.

Thank you for opening my eyes to our impending doom.
#13
I would check whether the venue is anywhere near the planned protests.

Being anywhere near the protests can be extremely frightening though, and I would understand if you want to keep your son at home.

You have to do what you feel comfortable with, if I was in your shoes, I guess I'd be asking the same questions and doing some research!
#14
ants97
do you know what your right,
i'm now going to spend the last of my remaining days cowered in the cupboard under my stairs wrapped in fluffy pink cushions eating cotton wool and drinking fairy water just in case something happens.

Thank you for opening my eyes to our impending doom.


Lol, spot the person who doesn't have kids. :thumbsup:
banned#15
do what you feel is right for your child xx
banned#16
with that attitude probably a good job she has no kids
#17
funny that when london has had crime probs we have never experienced the large policing numbers but now they have taken things overboard. Maybe Londoners should adopt the gerr off my land principle for wednesday or tax all people coming in to ensure that the people of london will not have to pick up all these additional costs at some later date
just thinking..........
#18
Bit too protective IMHO. For those of us living the Capital it's business as usual really - just ignore the Daily Mail hype. If he's going to museums he's not exactly in the demo area and being 13 not really in the demographic target the protesters are interested in, ie typically middle-aged, fat, white conceited, braying, t**ts that are evident in certain areas of the City/Docklands.

The banks' PR has been very swift to elevate the level of threat and promote the idea that the most vulnerable ie pregnant bank workers, could be the victims of attack. A few expensive cars will be keyed, McDonalds vandalised etc, I'm afraid that in my humble opinion this is as nothing compared to the institutional unethical actions of certain banks/bankers. If i had my way they'd be stripped of titles for 'services to banking' made to pay back bonus payments for the last 2-3years, in doing so they'll have to liquidate major assets such as houses; without a significant rap on the knuckles the risk merry-go-round will just continue to happen - bankers seem to understand greed and fear best.
#19
Being a bit over protective, do you let him play out in the streets after school? cos their is more knife crime around now than ever before, but im sure you knew that already. Let him go dont ruin what could be a great day out with him and his mates! hes 13 im sure you brought him up to have common sense.
banned#20
the people voting on bailing banks out ie lords n mps arent they the ones with the most to lose if banks crashed ie savings above 35000 shares pensions etc etc
average joe bloggs it doesnt matter let banks crash
#21
I think you have to take in to account whether or not your son is going to be upset about not going if he want to go i think you should let him. It will make it worse for both of you if you dont let him when he wants.
banned#22
dont know if a day at museums will be a great day for a 13 year old
#23
herewego1234;4778754
dont know if a day at museums will be a great day for a 13 year old

All school trips, especially to london are great fun.
#24
WoolyM
funny that when london has had crime probs we have never experienced the large policing numbers but now they have taken things overboard. Maybe Londoners should adopt the gerr off my land principle for wednesday or tax all people coming in to ensure that the people of london will not have to pick up all these additional costs at some later date
just thinking..........


Can we do that for the Olympics too? I have to pay extra through my Council Tax for this waste of time, couldn't it be completely sponsored by McDonalds & Coke? I'd be happy & have no further problem with the running/jumping show coming to town and leaving a few dreary flats and underused stadia behind.
#25
Babbabooey
Lol, spot the person who doesn't have kids. :thumbsup:


Doesn't matter if I have kids or not, its just sad that the kids won't experience a great day out in london with their mates all because their parents are too scared because of something they heard on the news.

where does this over protectiveness stop?

as I've already mentioned they are far far more likely to be killed or harmed on their way to school or in even in their own homes than by a terrorist attack in london. So do all parents keep their kids wrapped up in cotton wool not letting them live their lives as theres a tiny tiny risk something could happen to them.
That really is no way for anyone to live.
banned#26
credit crunch made by british government to bring down labour costs for building olympics lol
banned#27
ants think you should go back into cyber land and play your xbox
adult conversation here
banned#28
you need to discuss this with your son, and come to a decision between you both, my daughter is 15 and thats what i would do
#29
ants97
do you know what your right,
i'm now going to spend the last of my remaining days cowered in the cupboard under my stairs wrapped in fluffy pink cushions eating cotton wool and drinking fairy water just in case something happens.

Thank you for opening my eyes to our impending doom.


Does the fairy water help? At least you'd get thin on the cotton wool.

Risk with everything - and there was a far greater threat when the IRA was active - no-one really stopped doing anything then. As has already been pointed out the car/coach journey is far more dangerous that South Kensington - probably at any time of the year.
#30
herewego1234
ants think you should go back into cyber land and play your xbox
adult conversation here


harsh, you asked for people's opinion and it was given with reasons why. Just because it does not tally with yours does not mean you need to react like that imo.
banned#31
i respect peoples opinion but why should somebody give an opinion on something they know nothing about
wouldnt give my opinion on a speedboat because never driven one and know nothing about them
same with parenting
#32
Sybarite
Bit too protective IMHO. For those of us living the Capital it's business as usual really - just ignore the Daily Mail hype. If he's going to museums he's not exactly in the demo area and being 13 not really in the demographic target the protesters are interested in, ie typically middle-aged, fat, white conceited, braying, t**ts that are evident in certain areas of the City/Docklands.

The banks' PR has been very swift to elevate the level of threat and promote the idea that the most vulnerable ie pregnant bank workers, could be the victims of attack. A few expensive cars will be keyed, McDonalds vandalised etc, I'm afraid that in my humble opinion this is as nothing compared to the institutional unethical actions of certain banks/bankers. If i had my way they'd be stripped of titles for 'services to banking' made to pay back bonus payments for the last 2-3years, in doing so they'll have to liquidate major assets such as houses; without a significant rap on the knuckles the risk merry-go-round will just continue to happen - bankers seem to understand greed and fear best.


+1
I agree its a good idea to talk to other parents who may be unaware of the situation, but if the protests are not near to the museums, where is the risk?
Regarding the museums, my daughter took her 2 year old to the Natural History Museum recently and she loved it!
#33
herewego1234
ants think you should go back into cyber land and play your xbox
adult conversation here


oh well looks as if your kid has more to worry about than missing out on a few school trips. I wish him well.
#34
herewego1234
ants think you should go back into cyber land and play your xbox
adult conversation here


if you are a so called adult then make your adult mind up yourself ;-) (wink) i personally would let my kids go, with all the extra security it is probably one of the safest days to go
#35
herewego1234
i respect peoples opinion but why should somebody give an opinion on something they know nothing about
wouldnt give my opinion on a speedboat because never driven one and know nothing about them
same with parenting


from your posts sounds like you already have your mind made up, maybe you should let your kid off the leash for a day give him a chance to grow, god i hope im not this bad when the wee man is 13
#36
herewego1234
ants think you should go back into cyber land and play your xbox
adult conversation here


Certainly is - so balance the objective risk - which is almost non-existent, verses the what your child will miss out on.

Ants has a valid point and you've asked for perspectives, your comment about xbox is a little uncalled for as it makes an insulting assumption - as would the assertion that you've taken tabloid hysteria to heart and are allowing it to influence your parenting decisions. Play nicely please.
banned#37
guess if protest goes off peacefully i am over protective
if it doesent then i am justified in my concerns guess only time will tell
#38
herewego1234
guess if protest goes off peacefully i am over protective
if it doesent then i am justified in my concerns guess only time will tell


but what are you going to do about the far higher risks they face everytime they leave the house or go into the kitchen to make something to eat?
#39
herewego1234
guess if protest goes off peacefully i am over protective
if it doesent then i am justified in my concerns guess only time will tell


what if someone gets hit by a car when your son is on his way to school, then you gonna stop him from learning. Seriously need to just think rationally about it, their is danger around every corner, maybe you need to grow up at the same time as your son
#40
herewego1234
guess if protest goes off peacefully i am over protective
if it doesent then i am justified in my concerns guess only time will tell


Should I ask my family living in London to stay home that day then? I am overprotective, but London is HUGE. Cant be that dangerous everywhere can it?:roll:

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