Last Friday I went to the zoo with my DS's class as a chaperone. While visiting some of the exhibits I saw several children begin climbing the walls. I promptly asked the children "nicely" not to climb on the exhibits for fear they would hurt themselves or fall in.
A parent who heard me ask her son to get down began yelling and cursing at me in front of my DS and the other children. I said, "I'm sorry," and walked on.
I don't feel I did anything wrong. I was trying to warn the boy that what he was doing was dangerous. Did I do the wrong thing? Or should I have talked to a member of the zoo staff about what happened?