Thursday, December 27, 2007

School’s Use of Shock Therapy

"While at school, students must wear backpacks containing a device that allows a staff member to deliver a shock to electrodes attached to the limbs, or in some cases palms, feet or torso, when the students engage in a prohibited behavior."

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Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Sex ring teachers convicted

"Two school teachers have been sentenced to death in China for forcing more than 20 young girls - including some of their own pupils - into prostitution."

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Electric shocks for pupils

"A secondary school teacher in India has been arrested for disciplining unruly pupils with electric shocks."

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Teachers 'tied up pupil on floor': "Two teachers have been suspended from a school in Kent over claims they tied up a student's arms and legs."

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NAS Films

From the Think Differently About Autism Campaign.
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Monday, December 17, 2007

On the news

School teacher awarded 5 years for rape

India's first school shooting has left 550 students and 38 teachers shaken at this five-year-old private school which claims, on its website, to "accentuate on the safety of every child."

Children caught kissing face jail
GERMANY is poised to bring in a draconian law tomorrow that will effectively outlaw kissing and cuddling between children under 17 in public places.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

6 shot after exiting school bus

"Six young people were shot Tuesday after they got off a school bus that left a high school, and two were critically hurt, police said."

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Aprender en Casa

"Cada vez hay más padres que toman la determinación de que sus hijos se eduquen en casa y no vayan al colegio. Aunque no es una decisión fácil porque son ellos mismos los que asumen la responsabilidad de educarles. Sobre todo son las madres las que renuncian a su trabajo y se quedan en casa para acometer una doble tarea: estar las veinticuatro horas del día con los niños y enseñarles.Teresa Gray e Isabel Malpica han compartido varias jornadas con algunas de las familias que han elegido esa opción. Algunos lo han hecho por motivos religiosos, otros porque su hijo ha sufrido acoso escolar. El principal problema al que se enfrentan los defensores de "aprender en casa" es el vacío legal que existe en nuestro país. Una ausencia de normas que a veces genera problemas con la fiscalía de menores. Y la única vía que tienen los padres para afrontar esas dificultades es la de asociarse."


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Monday, December 03, 2007

Sign this petition

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to abandon plans to create the Information Sharing Index, a national database of all children aged between birth and eighteen.

How many parents are aware that the DfES is planning a huge national database of every child in the UK. AS well as their names and addresses, it will also hold parent's contact details and the name and contact details of every education, health and social care practitioner that children come into contact with. At this stage we don't know exactly who will be able to access that information, but the plan is that practitioners will be able to contact each other to share information without parental consent. Parents will no longer have the right to act as gatekeeper and your child's privacy and the right to withhold information about their education, health and social welfare will be lost completely. Remember, this will effect every child, not just children deemed to be 'at risk'. Could this be a national identity scheme by the back door? Once a child has been given a unique ID in a database such as this, how easy will it be for the Government to keep that ID after the age of 18. This is the single most important issue facing the electorate at this time.

Deadline to sign up by: 20 December

Sign it here.