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2012-09-30 11:42:30 PM  
I'm guessing the writer has never actually visited a school in Texas, where these checks have been mandatory for... 6? 8? years.
 
2012-09-30 11:51:21 PM  
I think they should have it like they did in "Searching for Bobby Fisher" where all the parents were locked in a room as someone manually gave results as the matches went, but no one could SEE anything.
 
2012-10-01 12:28:01 AM  

MisterTweak: I'm guessing the writer has never actually visited a school in Texas, where these checks have been mandatory for... 6? 8? years.


As far as I'm aware, the requirement exists only for employees or directly connected volunteers (parent chaperones for field trips, etc...), not for a parent who wants to see a sports event. I can't even imagine the riots that would occur from schools trying to stop a parent from getting to the high school football game.
 
2012-10-01 01:41:03 AM  

MisterTweak: I'm guessing the writer has never actually visited a school in Texas, where these checks have been mandatory for... 6? 8? years.


That doesn't mean they're not wrong.
 
2012-10-01 02:24:16 AM  
Those that scream the loudest about pedos or gays (I'm looking at you Republitards) are the ones that wind up getting caught raping boys and tapping toes in airport restrooms.

I'm willing to bet the one who wants this rule faps nightly to the middle school cheerleaders
 
2012-10-01 02:32:42 AM  
Ok; this is getting ridiculous. Not only are there monsters under the bed; but then it was nazis, communists, socialist, liberals, conservatives, terrorists, Muslims and Methodists. Now there's pedo bear under the bed too? Christ on a crutch; how big are these people's beds?
 
2012-10-01 02:35:00 AM  
I kept reading the name of the school as Islambard instead of Isambard.

It's annoying.
 
2012-10-01 02:38:32 AM  
Kids are more likely to be abused by people they know, right? I say ban families living together, it's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-10-01 02:39:19 AM  

iheartscotch: Ok; this is getting ridiculous. Not only are there monsters under the bed; but then it was nazis, communists, socialist, liberals, conservatives, terrorists, Muslims and Methodists. Now there's pedo bear under the bed too? Christ on a crutch; how big are these people's beds?


It's just a family of gypsies your father said could camp here a while.
 
2012-10-01 02:44:24 AM  

MisterTweak: I'm guessing the writer has never actually visited a school in Texas, where these checks have been mandatory for... 6? 8? years.


Don't forget that a copy of a recent T.B. test must be on file at the school, too!

\California, for the win!
 
2012-10-01 02:52:30 AM  
I'm glad I never set foot in a public school during my entire educational career. We didn't have to put up with that kind of crap at private school. Then again, there's a reason some people go to private school and some people go to public school, and it's not unreasonable to assume that the people you have to worry about more with things like this will be the ones associated with public schools.
 
2012-10-01 02:54:18 AM  
'Why are the taxes so high?! Why can't the government leave us alone?!'

Because all this shiat does is dragging us down in red tape!

I say we invite molesters to school sports events.

'Today, children, it's not about winning the 800 m - it's about not being last.
Because that guy over there with the twisty eyebrow has a windowless van.'
 
2012-10-01 03:11:14 AM  
I can understand checking non parents but hassling the parents of enrolled or participating students is pretty ridiculous.
 
2012-10-01 03:25:25 AM  
I've always questioned the motives of photographers at women's gymnastics events.

/then I remember that professional photographers are universally gay
//this post is satire
 
2012-10-01 03:37:46 AM  
I'm surprised they'd allow any spectators at all at high school swimming events ...
 
2012-10-01 03:47:15 AM  
Completely off-topic, but I remember a BBC Radio article from a month or so ago talking about the Paralympics in London this summer. Apparently there were racing (track) events where participants were BLIND. The competitors had listening devices and sighted aids; the aids would tell the runners when a turn was coming up.

All the spectators in the stadium had to be dead quiet during the race...until after the third turn. One all the contestants had rounded that third bend, the stadium suddenly erupts in cheers and applause.

\would loved to have seen that.
 
2012-10-01 04:05:32 AM  
Let's be afraid of scary unknown people in vans!

That way, we can ignore the fact that the coach, priest and/or Boy Scout leader is the one REALLY likely to be molesting your kid.
 
2012-10-01 04:12:38 AM  
www.tnca.org
I SAID THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON!
 
2012-10-01 04:19:53 AM  

bunner: [www.tnca.org image 850x860]
I SAID THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON!


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-01 04:22:17 AM  

LOTN: bunner: [www.tnca.org image 850x860]
I SAID THE TERRORISTS HAVE WON!

[i.imgur.com image 803x960]


You're trying to give me nightmares, aren't you? 

Also, it's freaking 1:30 a.m. in California. Who the hell is posting so much that flood control is on????
 
2012-10-01 04:22:39 AM  
Article headline: School bans parents watching sports day without criminal record check
Opening sentence: Parents have been banned from watching their children compete at sports unless they have been vetted by police.
Photo caption: Parents are banned from watching their children take part in sports events unless they clear a Criminal Records Bureau check.
First sentence of story: A school has banned parents from watching their children take part in sports events - unless they pass a criminal records check.
Second sentence: ... insists all parents must clear a Criminal Records Bureau check to weed out potential paedophiles.

Holy farking hell Telegraph, WE GET IT. GET ON WITH THE farkING STORY!
 
2012-10-01 04:31:55 AM  
What is a pedophile going to do in the stands? Are they going to bring a $5,000+ camera kit with them with a foot long zoom lens to try to get close up shots? Don't you think the other parents might notice?
 
2012-10-01 04:42:48 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: What is a pedophile going to do in the stands?


You're using logic and common sense? How dare you! Don't you know pedophiles are everywhere!? Don't you know all 1,000,000+ people who went or worked for Penn State are all pedophiles!? Don't you know every single boyscout is a pedophile!? DON'T YOU KNOW THE POPE IS LATIN FOR "THE PEDOPHILE IN THE FUNNY HAT" !?!?!?!?!?!? BACKGROUND CHECK EVERYBODY!

i.livescience.com
 
2012-10-01 05:24:51 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Let's be afraid of scary unknown people in vans!

That way, we can ignore the fact that the coach, priest and/or Boy Scout leader is the one REALLY likely to be molesting your kid.


Those are trusted authority figures, don't be silly.
 
2012-10-01 05:38:16 AM  

ArkAngel: As far as I'm aware, the requirement exists only for employees or directly connected volunteers (parent chaperones for field trips, etc...), not for a parent who wants to see a sports event. I can't even imagine the riots that would occur from schools trying to stop a parent from getting to the high school football game.


It only legal to obtain CRB checks when appointing or promoting a paid employee or volunteer. They cannot be obtained by individuals, only by employers.

If I were a parent of a child at this school, I would be asking myself "What are they trying to hide?" and I would do my best to find out.
 
2012-10-01 06:52:05 AM  
Here sporting events are open to the public and everyone can go. If the public school suddenly wants to shut out the public with unreasonable request, the school should itself be shutoff from total public funding.
 
2012-10-01 07:10:53 AM  
Just out of curiosity, are they looking for pedos or somebody looking to start a fight with the coach/ref/other parents/children? In the states, this is a known problem (and a big problem in places like Texas).
 
2012-10-01 07:24:26 AM  
I think every parent should be able to watch the game in a private booth.
 
2012-10-01 07:32:04 AM  

AbbeySomeone: I can understand checking non parents but hassling the parents of enrolled or participating students is pretty ridiculous.


Why would you assume that every parent is innocent? Not all of them are but that's what we have to assume when we let the public in to an event. Further involvement could warrant examination, of course.
 
2012-10-01 07:49:59 AM  
Nothing seems to fark up childrearing like the folks who scream "Won't somebody think of the children".

Trying to find the exact quote from Mein Kampf but it's eluding me. Anyway, the gist of it is:

"There is no freedom that people will not give up and no hardship they will not endure if they believe it is for the safety and protection of the children"
 
2012-10-01 07:58:31 AM  
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. The lady in charge of that school, that is.
 
2012-10-01 08:01:11 AM  
Frankly, I'm not surprised this is happening. As a concerned parent of two daughters I think we need some screening at these events. My policy in these situations is more of a "zero tolerance" one, and I have suggested it multiple times in our local school zones. The whole process would be simplified if we could have the men who attend these events wear some kind of badge or identification that can help us all keep aware of their location and maybe try to help steer them away from the children.
 
2012-10-01 08:14:03 AM  
Sems like the nanny state can get away with almost anything as long as its to "protect us from terrorists", or keep our children "safe"
 
2012-10-01 08:14:53 AM  
"At Isambard we take safeguarding very seriously and because of this we are unable to leave gates open for access to sporting venues at anytime during the school day."


I'd say.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-01 08:17:01 AM  

xl5150: I'm glad I never set foot in a public school during my entire educational career. We didn't have to put up with that kind of crap at private school. Then again, there's a reason some people go to private school and some people go to public school, and it's not unreasonable to assume that the people you have to worry about more with things like this will be the ones associated with public schools.


3/10. A decent effort.
 
2012-10-01 08:26:06 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: What is a pedophile going to do in the stands? Are they going to bring a $5,000+ camera kit with them with a foot long zoom lens to try to get close up shots? Don't you think the other parents might notice?


I came here to pretty much say this.

Also, how would random Mr. McTouchy even get close enough to do anything to a kid at an event with hundreds of paranoid, watchful parents? Oh...he wouldn't?...and this is nothing more than suburban, white fear? Gotcha...alrighty then...
 
2012-10-01 08:27:01 AM  
As a single Dad, I get the looks from the Moms who see a pedo behind every corner at my daughter's gymnastics class, so I generally read a book at these and look bored, (my daughter doesn't notice thankfully.) The good news is I can participate with her Softball team all I want and nobody thinks twice. Amusing double standard.
 
2012-10-01 08:30:37 AM  

doglover: TheGreatGazoo: What is a pedophile going to do in the stands?

You're using logic and common sense? How dare you! Don't you know pedophiles are everywhere!? Don't you know all 1,000,000+ people who went or worked for Penn State are all pedophiles!? Don't you know every single boyscout is a pedophile!? DON'T YOU KNOW THE POPE IS LATIN FOR "THE PEDOPHILE IN THE FUNNY HAT" !?!?!?!?!?!? BACKGROUND CHECK EVERYBODY!

[i.livescience.com image 360x240]


To be honest, you can catch it just by typing the word too many times. That's why I don't type it any more than I must.
 
2012-10-01 09:05:55 AM  
Er........ no!

CRB checks are only available to an employer (or prospective employer)

From the government's own website :
Can you apply for your own criminal record check?

The self-employed or individuals can't legally apply for a criminal record check on themselves. This is because they are unable to assess their own suitability for a job
 
2012-10-01 09:28:53 AM  
Crazy nanny state regulation? Must be GB...

Checks article

Yup.
 
2012-10-01 09:37:11 AM  

DeathCipris: Crazy nanny state regulation? Must be GB...

Checks article

Yup.


Or California.
 
2012-10-01 09:45:56 AM  
FTFA:
"The current access arrangements are frustrating for both Isambard staff and parents and have recently resulted in reception staff and PE staff being on the receiving end of verbal abuse from parents who have become frustrated trying to get into or out of the school."

Good. Keep insulting them until they change the policy. Do it mercilessly, but within the bounds of the law.
 
2012-10-01 09:46:18 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Those that scream the loudest about pedos or gays (I'm looking at you Republitards) are the ones that wind up getting caught raping boys and tapping toes in airport restrooms.

I'm willing to bet the one who wants this rule faps nightly to the middle school cheerleaders


just means the democrats are better at never getting caught.
 
2012-10-01 09:48:56 AM  
or this could concievably happen in your town:
http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Man-arrested-after-taking-photos-o f -girls-171640911.html

and he wasn't using the a DSLR rig, it was a phone.
 
2012-10-01 10:04:00 AM  

Treetop1000: or this could concievably happen in your town:


So the sensible thing to do is get a background check on every spectator, including parents.
 
2012-10-01 10:54:26 AM  

Fizics: Frankly, I'm not surprised this is happening. As a concerned parent of two daughters I think we need some screening at these events. My policy in these situations is more of a "zero tolerance" one, and I have suggested it multiple times in our local school zones. The whole process would be simplified if we could have the men who attend these events wear some kind of badge or identification that can help us all keep aware of their location and maybe try to help steer them away from the children.


Bravo. I had to reread it, and nearly responded until I realized the targets were all men in all school zones.
 
2012-10-01 11:11:50 AM  

powhound: I've always questioned the motives of photographers at women's gymnastics events.

/then I remember that professional photographers are universally gay
//this post is satire


The number of women who are both awesome at gymnastics and sexually desirable is pretty vanishingly small in my experience, anyway. They're freaks of nature and look the part, but I respect them for the dedication it took to get there.
 
2012-10-01 11:32:21 AM  

xl5150: I'm glad I never set foot in a public school during my entire educational career. We didn't have to put up with that kind of crap at private school. Then again, there's a reason some people go to private school and some people go to public school, and it's not unreasonable to assume that the people you have to worry about more with things like this will be the ones associated with public schools.


No buggery ever at Eton or Harrow; no sir.
 
2012-10-01 11:38:59 AM  

Fizics: Frankly, I'm not surprised this is happening. As a concerned parent of two daughters I think we need some screening at these events. My policy in these situations is more of a "zero tolerance" one, and I have suggested it multiple times in our local school zones. The whole process would be simplified if we could have the men who attend these events wear some kind of badge or identification that can help us all keep aware of their location and maybe try to help steer them away from the children.


upload.wikimedia.org

Approves.
 
2012-10-01 12:08:12 PM  

Fizics: Frankly, I'm not surprised this is happening. As a concerned parent of two daughters I think we need some screening at these events. My policy in these situations is more of a "zero tolerance" one, and I have suggested it multiple times in our local school zones. The whole process would be simplified if we could have the men who attend these events wear some kind of badge or identification that can help us all keep aware of their location and maybe try to help steer them away from the children.


Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!

Or make them wear little yellow stars; that way you know who they are.

/ you can do better than that
 
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