Saturday, 26th January 2013
UK SCHOOL CHILDREN OUT OF CONTROL WITH THE LACK OF DISCIPLINE – According to a recent article in the Daily Mail, some 40 Primary School Children, between the ages of 5 to 11 are expelled from their schools at a rate of 40 students per day.
What was interesting were the results of the poll that the Daily Mail ran, which simply asked the question; ‘Is this Rise Due to the Lack of Discipline with the Schools?’ At the last count the figures showed 85% had answered ‘Yes’ to the question.
Now you might think that the current level of expulsion is shocking but according to the Teacher’s Union this figure could reach almost twice that if the teacher’s actually reported everything, which they are asked not to do.
From 2007 to 2011 the number of violent acts against our teachers has also risen by over 41%, which some Members of Parliament are calling depressing.
It’s nice to see that our illustrious MP’s have their finger on the pulse and are depressed over the rising violent behaviour of our children, but being depressed about something doesn’t go much in the way of actually resolving the issue, and quite frankly this is where the system really fails.
We have become such a liberal society and through this created so many laws which have basically prevented us to putting a wrong to right. We have now developed into a society, in my view, that is not caring or considerate, but simply inept – let’s be honest here, when you cannot, by law, take positive action to prevent unruly behaviour, then the only recourse is to simply sit back and watch the problem grow with apathy. It is, for me, an appalling scenario and one that cannot be turned around until we take positive steps to end this type of behaviour.
I have often spoken about my view of both Capital and Corporal Punishment. Again I ask is it not time to bring back both in order to create a society that does have serious consequence against violence, murder, rape and anti-social behaviour.
Would it really be so terrible to bring back the cane in our schools and why shouldn’t parents be allow to punish their children, even if this does involve a bloody good spanking – is this really so cruel?
My mother bought up 4 children and I can tell you she wasn’t one of sparing the rod when needed. I remember the first time she heard me using foul language – oh boy did I get it! Firstly I got the usual bamboo cane across my backside and then I was frog marched into the bathroom where my mother summarily washed my mouth out with soap. According to today’s liberals this would scare a child mentally for life and I have to say that’s the biggest load of hogwash I have ever heard.
What my mother did left me with a clear understanding of what is right and wrong, I didn’t have nightmares, I am not mentally scared by my mother’s actions but I made sure I never used foul language, well not within ear shot of my mother that’s for sure, again.
My mother was really tough on us, but each of us grew up respecting each other, our parents, teachers and peers. So I ask you; “Is caning or spanking a child really that wrong?”
I think we have to stand back and look at the ‘Liberal Way’ and ask; “Has their system worked?” “Are we a friendlier and more social society?”
The clear answer to these questions is ‘No’. In fact the UK is the most violent society in Europe and the problems are getting worse.
It is time to change the way we do things and what does not work change it. Let’s bring back a little more law and order back in to our classrooms and society as a whole by being able to punish those that need punishing and teaching them in the process the consequences for their behaviour.