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What do you think? Had this discussion with some Mom's last night. PIOG

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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Some neighborhood Mom's were playing Pokeno.  After we were talking about various subjects and this came up.  One Mom is on the elementary school board which has K-8 in the school. 

The school board has taken up talking over the subject of what can they do about kids and facebook and just in general conversations about say kids talking about last weekends slumber party when all were not included.  Or posting pics on facebook about the slumber party.  How can "everyone" be friends with everyone and not excluding people.  Making kids invited the whole class to parties etc. 

Well, we all jumped on this one.  You can't make everyone by friends.  I am not friends with everyone either.  You can't force kids to be friends.  You can't tell kids what they can and cannot do on their home computer, or who they can or cannot invite to parties, slumber parties or whatever.  What world are we trying to turn into. 

I mean already kids get trophies when they do not deserve them.  Some honor roles are gone not to slight others.  Our poor kids will never be ready for the real cruel world if we shelter them and let this happen. 

ALL of us agreed the school needs to stay out of personal lives.  Anyone one of us grew up being excluded at one time or another and we survived.  Most have a core group of friends and even then may ask one to spend the night this weekend and another another weekend.  You don't always invite all of your friends to everything, let alone someone you don't know or are not friends with. 

The schools are really walking a fine line on overstepping boundries here. 

by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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k1kelley
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I definitely think schools should stay out of personal lives unless threats are brought to their attention. Excluding classmates from slumber parties is none of their business.

happinessforyou
by Member on Jan. 25, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Could the school board be getting involved because all of this stuff happening away from school seems to creep INTO the school/classrooms? And seem to be very disruptive in school??? IDK....

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