Post by SLGreg Post by Bob Rudd Post by Vandar Post by Thanatos Post by Vandar Post by fmomoon Post by Suzanne D. Post by zob
I just added this to my, "Just When You Think You've Heard Everything"
I don't think that really that weird. I would never have showered in
front of someone else at that age. That's the point in your life
where you're at your most absolute insecure about your body--the WORST
thing you can do is force a kid to reveal it to everyone else! My
son's P.E. requires special clothes, which they change out of when the
class is done. The odor generally sticks to the clothes anyway, so
they can get by for a few hours without showering.
I realize that zob and I are a bit older than you are, Suzanne, but back
when we were in high school, showering after PE was required. It was no
big thing. I suppose that maybe we weren't as body conscious back then
as generations who came later. I think that this was a good thing.
Given a choice (at least for a girl) between stinking (which I was very
conscious of) and showing in front of other girls, yeah, I'd shower.
Don't forget, back in your day every kid didn't have cell phones with
Showering in school should be abolished for that reason alone.
No, cell phones in school should be abolished for that reason alone.
If I'm not mistaken, many schools do have a policy banning cell phone
use during class hours. I know my kid's high school did.
That said, a school policy banning cell phone use during school hours
does not mean the kids won't use their cell phones during school hours.
However, banning showers during school hours will ensure that some 15
year old girl won't have candid nude pics of herself posted all over the
internet and distributed among her classmates.
Our kids schools allowed cell phones but they had to be on vibrate and
have a vibration that wasn't, in itself, a de facto ring tone, loud
enough to be heard. It's not often, but there are times when a call
(between classes) or a text message during a class might have, and was,
If something is so important that a parent or guardian needs to speak
with the child, it should be done so through contacting the main
office. It has nothing whatsoever to do with ring verses vibrate.
Cellphones for student/student contact are wholly unnecessary on K-12
campuses, distracting from a teacher's perspective, and should, IMO,
Somehow I was able to make it thru high school with out a cell phone.
That may be because they weren't invented at that time. If a parent
needed to talk to their kid, they called the office and the student was
Like Pandora's Box, it's now too late.
I wonder if kids that posted a nude pic of a classmate on the net could
be arrested as a pedophiles. It wouldn't do much as their records would
be expunged when they hit 18, so there'd have to be more punishment.
Expulsion is a start but not sufficient. Due to the economy, there was
a change in juvenile cases. Kids would get leg bracelets used to track
them. Cost is about $15/day. Typical time served is 30 days with the
bracelet up to 3 months. Before, the state would shoulder the cost.
Now the parents are billed for it. So maybe a financial hit is also
I would not have considered photoing some classmate, but in this day and
age it would be entirely expected by some kids thinking they're being cute.