Wednesday, November 13, 2013
School-1950s v's 2013
I believe the right way is somewhere between the two!
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.
1950s- Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.
2013- Police called and they arrest Johnny and Mark. Charge them both with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programmes for 3 months. School Board of Management hold meetings to implement bullying prevention programmes.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad gives him a slap.
1950's- Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2013- Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is moved to foster care, joins a gang and ends up in jail.
Mark gets a headache and takes some asprin to school.
1950s- Mark gets glass of water from Principal's office to take asprin. Headache goes. He passes exams and becomes a solicitor.
2013- Police called, car searched for drugs and weapons. Mark expelled from school for drug taking. Ends up a drop out.
Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Hallowe'en night, puts then in a paint tin and blows up a wasps' nest.
1950s- Wasps die.
2013- Police and Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly in a plane again.
Johnny falls over while running during morning break and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. She hugs him to comfort him.
1950s-In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing games. No damage done.
2013- Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.