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    Somone mentioned bring back the cane. please do not. It is nothing short of capital punishment for a small boy. At boarding school the bosses would administer several lashes on the hands for the most petty of offences and the bare bum for more serious ones.. such as smoking. Bare bum.. I kid you not. It was almost agony. Could not sit for hours and I had the welts from the lash for days after and sometimes weeks.

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    I am even against hitting back for the sake it, unless it is in self-defence and have not choice in the matter - for example, to restrain the other person and to stop yourself from getting hurt even more. A bit like the recent Tony Martin influenced debate about householders using reasonable force against burglars who have set foot into your home.

    Teachers can be bullies, and they can also be victims of bulling themselves. I know that teachers can be victims of violence against pupils. and I would understand it if they carried truncheons just to protect themselves with just like police officers do, but I would not condone using the instrument to do a "six of the best" punishment on a child in a similar way to the cane was years ago. There is a difference between protecting oneself and playing the culprit at their own game.
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    I am just glad that I left the education system 24 years ago. Tuesday 15th March 1994 to be precise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I am just glad that I left the education system 24 years ago. Tuesday 15th March 1994 to be precise.
    Me too in 1993 , George - but there are so many things I'd want to do differently in hindsight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    i cant believe it but sadly in a way im not surprised.it happens.

    I cant imagine how tough it is being a teacher nowadays.

    Is school any rougher now than it was thirty yrs ago.
    Hard to say.



    I don't know if it is or not to be honest Darren, as things these are becoming so Red Tape-ified - making kids be friends with others at School, it is atruly trickly call i think to make! Not as I am Red tape guuy but in it has to be a good thing - but then again, again I am unsure, as though i loved/hated School in equal dosages - going through those tough times taught me more of a life-story ofwhat to expect than anything ever, ever coulkd mate!

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    Being in the final year of Junior school reminded me of this poor lad in the same class as myself who had been diagnosed with encopresis (faecal soiling) and he was called names as a result - he was often found crying in a corner of the room. I decided to stick up for him and become his friend at playtimes so that he had someone to talk to - he left the school halfway during either the spring or summer term to go to a more specialist school which could support him better than he his previous school could.

    There was one moment when we were going back into the classroom and one lad said "ugh, it stinks in here", in which the teacher was not pleased about. Even after he left, some of the kids used an unofficial nickname for the boy.
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    That must have been horrible for that lad George,I hate bullies and name calling

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    This was in the late 1980s - ironically, I had a similar problem myself but it was very mild and not at all noticeable - as early as November 1987 it happened, possibly due to school, and I knew that it was school-related as the final one was the year that I left in 1994.

    I found a copy of a letter from my comprehensive school dated June 1993 and was addressed to a specialist my local hospital when accessing copies of my hospital medical records and mentioned that my then GP at the time diagnosed a similar condition along with school refusal.
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