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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Nanny's Concept of Child Abuse

Nanny's Concept of Child AbuseNanny has an unfortunate tendency to over react to things at times; smoking (even in a public place) is considered a greater threat to non smokers' health than death itself, and tubes of tooth paste are now weapons of mass destruction.

Therefore it should come as no surprise to learn that earlier this month that Nanny's chums in Coordination Group Publications, one of the largest educational publishers in Britain, decreed in a citizenship guide for 14 to 16 year olds that cross-country running is a form of 'physical abuse'.

Nanny's chums in this "organ" describe the sport as infringing children's human rights.

Can you believe that the people who come up with this drivel actually are allowed out in society, without any form of supervision? More alarming is the fact that they are paid for their "endeavours"!.

I am sure that you all remember those "happy" days at school when you were forced out in the freezing wind, snow and rain to participate in some inane run around a field or through some woods.

My efforts were so lamentable that those in charge of the "run" gave up with me and my fellow laggards, we ended up simply walking the course and discussing the state of the world instead.

My point being, that we all survived this so called "abuse".

12 comments:

  1. Apparently 'not having a dining table' is also a form of child abuse, as my health vistor told me. Not being able to sit round as a family and discuss our day as we eat is depriving our children.

    I thought nanny was big on health kicks, what with all our children being grossly over weight and all, seems like she can't keep up with her own policy.

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  2. Anonymous11:57 AM

    This is part of nanny's plan to turn the formerly fearless Brits into french girly-men.

    I laugh at the idea of Brits nibbling canapes and sipping Chardonnay.

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  3. Anonymous12:01 PM

    emmathompson:

    .."as my health vistor told me.."

    Enlighten me as to what exactly a "health visitor" is.

    I suspect it's nanny's way of weaseling herself into your home so she can take away your children.

    I'll bet you have no choice but to let the "health visitor" in.

    What a crock of shiite.

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  4. What about that thing in the Daily Mirror, restricting what schools can give our children to eat? I have two main gripes with this.

    1. The crap they serve. You ever seen a kid WILLINGLY eat that SHIT? All green, sludgy, tasteless and horrible. Invent kid-friendly meals and have Fridays as chip days, like we used to.

    2. Banning 'junk food' from kid's lunchboxes. What...the...Feeeeck? What will be their definition of 'Junk food'? All cakes and crisps? Peanut butter and jam? Non-organic Ribena? YOU CANNOT STEAL THINGS FROM A YOUNG CHILD'S LUNCHBOX - IT IS CALLED THEFT AND IS AGAINST THE LAW. There are REASONS they are making crisps 'lite' and chocolate bars like Tracker that are generally good. They are not 'junk food', indeed you will be hard pushed now to find chocolate or crisps given to children that will be properly detrimental to their health. These will not make a child obese.

    All this restriction will only mean they will eat more junk when they become free to purchase what they wish, and the problem will not get solved. We need balance here, you twat!!!

    And keeping on topic: if you ask me, stealing a child's favourite Mr Kipling cake bar from his lunchbox IS child abuse.

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  5. j.rimmer6:45 PM

    I can hardly wait for the first legal action from a multinational food corporation when one of its products is labelled 'junk' by Nanny.

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  6. quester7:07 PM

    Some more stuff concerning kids:

    "The EU is planning to fingerprint children from as young as six, and earlier just as soon as it is technically feasible, according to documents obtained by Statewatch. The matter has already caused considerable debate (albeit behind closed doors and with no visible civil liberties concerns) among member states, but is being pushed ahead as part of a broader push towards biometric identifiers, without reference to the European Parliament. " http://www.theregister.co.uk
    /2006/07/31/eu_fingerprinting_kids/


    "A London school is to embark on a trial to fingerprint children when they return to school.

    Holland Park School is believed to be one of the first schools in the UK to seek to fingerprint every pupil in an effort to monitor their attendance.

    The school said it will test the system, costing about £4,500, on pupils who are late to school from next week before rolling it out to all 1,500 pupils."

    http://www.theregister.co.uk
    /2006/08/29/school_fingerprints_students/

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  7. If Nanny's 'skools' are not bloody child abuse factories, I don't know what is!

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  8. The "abuse" one receives during one's education, from all sources whether officials or peers, is part of a life education. To arrive in the wider world without that is to arrive unprepared.

    It strikes me that by current definitions Exams, as I remember them, were abuse. So the current shambles of perpetual testing and course work must be double abuse whilst providing merely pre-selected question asnwering ability rather than an education in breadth.

    If we had Class Actions in this country the kids of the last 20 years or so could have joined forces to sue every Minister of Education (and acolytes) since the early 80's, perhaps earlier.

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  9. For Clarity...


    A health vistor is the woman (sexist really) they send around once the midwife stops visiting, they check you can change nappies, feed your children, aren't letting them watch porn, that kind of thing. And they tell you off if your baby isn't fat enough or if your 7 year old is TOO fat....

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  10. Anonymous1:36 PM

    Oh, I see. For 'health visitor' read 'health gestapo', another of Nanny's overpaid jobsworths with nothing better to do than to interfere in the way you bring your children up.

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  11. Lord of Atlantis1:58 PM

    "I am sure that you all remember those "happy" days at school when you were forced out in the freezing wind, snow and rain to participate in some inane run around a field or through some woods."

    I remember them well and I too was absolutely hopeless at Cross Country "Running" which in my case as well consisted mainly of walking. When my schoolmates and I had to do this every Wednesday afternoon, we also had an additional 'privilege' as part of the course was through fields in which a quantity of cows were frequently grazing which had liberally 'fertilised' our course. Despite everything, however, I found it immensely preferable to football!

    I did not consider having to participate in this activity to be any kind of abuse, and do not do so now, 40 years later. Indeed, if a few more of today's generation of school kids were required to do Cross Country, there would be considerably less concern over obesity in society.

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  12. Smithy4:43 PM

    Quester - my nephew DID have his fingerprints taken on his return to school last month in the North East of England. All of the kids at the school did. That is scary.

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