Discussion – Are children safe in state schools???

children safe in state schools

Do you think children are safe in state schools? If not what do you think can be done to change this? Have your say and let us know what you think…

Schools, a place where we send our children to receive an education but is that all they are receiving?

What sparked this weeks discussion is a story that hit the headlines earlier this week. For those that haven’t read or seen it, the story we posted is below.

“Student abused in school beating by teacher

A video surfaced today which was captured in a New York school on CCTV, The video seems to show a student been physically abused by a teacher. The mother of the child involved was told that it was a minor incident but the video seems to show more about the beating that took place.

Take a look for yourselves and let us know what you think of this shocking footage. The video itself has no sound so we are unable to tell whether a verbal altercation took place as well but what it does show is a violent attack took place in the Brooklyn high school. The violence should’ve been stopped by those around that witnessed it happen but it never was. The child is beaten by a teacher, the person whose care he is in whilst at school and all he received for his actions was a slap on the wrist. Supposedly a fitting punishment which was given by his peers.

http://www.aol.co.uk/video/caught-on-tape-teacher-allegedly-beats-up-student/517406669/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl12%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D115300

Abuse of any kind is wrong . No matter what shape of form it takes , it has no place in the world we live in. No matter how it is tried to be justified with reasons and explanations it is WRONG and needs to be stopped.”

The above is the most recent story that tomthumb.info has come across, but there are plenty more and we are sure that some of you may even have your own. If you would like to share your own stories please contact us via the contact page, email or using the comment box below. If you have a teacher related story you can join the original discussion @  http://tomthumb.info/tt/index.php/2012/05/07/arechildrensafe/

Tomthumb.info has always said they know that there are some absolutely fantastic teachers in the world that shape our lives and leave a lasting effect on us helping us grow into the people that we are today. Unfortunately also there are some out there who shouldn’t be in the job that they are in and the lasting effects that they leave are for all the wrong reasons.

We are not just looking at teachers but also interaction with other students and the environment for learning. Today the news seems more rife with stories of children carrying knives. guns and drugs in schools and we see stories hitting the headlines all the time. Is this a growing problem or is it more aggressive reporting shining a light on these incidents?

Have you say and let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing you views and opinions

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