English Principals' New (Invasive) Policy on Kids Exposed to "Adult Games"
The Nantwich Education Partnership – a collective of principals and headteachers based in Cheshire, England – is snooping for evidence that suggests their students have access to “adult video games.”
If these figures have reason to believe a Cheshire student has played or even witnessed one of these “adult video games,” the NEP will call the police and Child Services (or rather Children’s Social Care, the British equivalent) on the child’s parents. The letter detailing this new threat – excuse me, policy – specifically cites Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto as the latest tools of the Devil.
Footage of a typical Cheshire school:
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"Access to these games OR to some social media sites such as those above increases early sexualized behaviours (sometimes harmful) in children AND leaves them vulnerable to grooming for sexual exploitation or extreme violence.”
Hold on, Nantwich Education Partnership; let me get this straight:
- Kids who play these blacklisted games are prone to gang violence.
- Sex should not be talked about.
- People don’t bad-touch kids, video games do.
Look, no one's advocating that primary school kids (that’s kindergarten through fifth grade for Americans) be exposed to 18+ games, but that's not the schools' business to muck around in. Jumping on these families with a visit from the police and/or Child Services is extreme and outlandish.