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31 March 2006 @ 04:03 pm
Mobiles in school...  
Have you heard about new regulations for mobiles in school here? They wanna make a law against mobiles at school.
That means that from 5th grade up to 10/11th grade, in random classes people will come in, check the peoples bags for mobiles and if the find some which are not turned off they look whether there is porn or violent videos on it. Also, if they see you have a Playstation Portable, or some other handheld game console or even a mp3 player, they will confiscate it because they think it is possible that there could be porn or violent videos on it.
WTF?????
If I'd have porn as a videofile I wouldn't put it on my mp3 player I take with me to school! An iPod video, yeah, but who'd be so stupid? Especially after it's known that there'd be controls.



Sorry, but I feel strangely reminded of a time where people like... let's say... the GESTAPO or SS barged into a room to search your PRIVATE THINGS!
Sure, kids running around watching porn or videos where people are beaten up ARE NOT FUNNY!
But I don't think it's the schools business to try to controll that by violating someone's right of privacy.
 
 
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I'm Jack Sparrow's jar of dirt. [Don't touch me!]: wtf ?ninnui on March 31st, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
*meep* Even MP3 players? That's like the Lauschangriff, listening to other's telephone calls. It's disturbing one's privacy!
the oncoming whirlwind: faust: mephisto - omniscient I am notscap3goat on March 31st, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
So we have learned from both. Secretly knowing everything and openly breakingbending laws...
ish_tar on March 31st, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
Ran across your post accidentally looking at the "friends" page on prof_snape. That's kind of ridiculous. I mean I can understand checking bags for distractions such as mobiles and PSP but they have no right to go through it, that is your personal property, and no business of thiers what you put on it even if it were illegal.
the oncoming whirlwind: gerbil: dare me!scap3goat on March 31st, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
Right now a teacher has the right to confiscate a mobile which rings during class or any obvious distraction.
I can understand that they want to keep the kids away from things not suitable for their age, but that should not mainly be the school's aim. If the parents give their child a mobile you can save movies on THEY should keep an eye on what their kids are doing.

And the idea of a group of people bursting into class to check everyone's bag is... kinda frightening. Just like "good old days"...
Spubba: SPIDER - RAGEspubba on March 31st, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Oh God. And you can just bet that all the parents are totally on board with this because ONOES TEH PORN. They'll be frisking the kids next. I remember when I was in high school and they searched one girl's purse without probable cause and found a bottle of NoDoz or something... the SCHOOL got busted for invading her privacy. Now look what's happening... this isn't right... no, just, NO.

If I had a kid they would be yanked out of that school, not that I'd let any spawn of mine attend a public school anyway (is a big advocate of homeschooling)
the oncoming whirlwind: faust: mephisto - blushscap3goat on March 31st, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Homeschooling isn't legal here and I myself wouldn't want it anyway. Dear Lord! My Mum as my teacher? She's working all day anyway... and I'm already four years farther on than she reached in school.

It's not the schools or the teachers who want to introduce that, it's the government. I don't think that any parents can complain of their kids doing bad things with their tech-toys, because the parents buy the mobiles for their kids and *they* are directly or indirectly responsible for what the kids do with them.
If I think I can't trust my kid with what they are doing with their mobile they'd get an ordinary one without a camera. Not that I would want kids in this or any other life.
teh-gandu: Grissom is sex-electronionsteh_gandu on March 31st, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thats just fucked up, man.
the oncoming whirlwind: faust: mephisto - dead husband's greetinscap3goat on March 31st, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
Well, if you have schools where teachers only go into classes with a mobile ready to call help if they can't handle the situation alone anymore...
I don't mind useful reglementations, but some things are, too crazy to be true.