So many children are choosing to go to the local chippie for their lunch rather than the school canteen that some experts are now calling for children to be banned from leaving the school grounds at lunchtime to prevent them eating junk food. Absolutely right, I say.Perhaps an armed guard on the fences would help, Derren? A few watchtowers, some slavering Alsatians (Oooh, wait, no, perhaps not)...?
It probably won't stop some local mums trying to pass their kids a burger over the school fence, but at least it would send a powerful message that society takes this problem seriously. You can see why some believe it borders on child abuse.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
All Your Children Are Belong To Us
Over at that mine of information on the inner thoughts of social workers, the Social Work Blog, Derren Hayes reveals his attitude to those pesky mums who will insist on thinking their children aren’t the property of the State: