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to think there shouldnt be a picture of binladen dead in the class room

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biddysmama Wed 13-Jul-11 15:04:45

you know the picture i mean?

the children had done newspapers and they were up on the wall, one kid had reported on binladens death and put that picture on

maybe i am bu since a child made it but still...

GypsyMoth Wed 13-Jul-11 15:05:20

how old are they?

biddysmama Wed 13-Jul-11 15:08:23

9? it was in a multi function room at school, most of the others had reported the royal wedding

oohjarWhatsit Wed 13-Jul-11 15:12:52

its fine, shows that some kids are more aware than others

itsybitsy08 Wed 13-Jul-11 15:13:50

I dunno really.
At 9 i think they are old enough to know and discuss the issue, though if there should be a photo up on the wall is debatable. Some people/children may find it 'distasteful' (not sure of correct word to use)
And it is a childs work, so would that create an issue if the child was told "no, yours isnt going up" when every one elses was. confused

jetsetlil Wed 13-Jul-11 15:13:59

YABU Its news.

itisnearlysummer Wed 13-Jul-11 15:14:43

What oohjar said.

It's news.

DogsBestFriend Wed 13-Jul-11 15:15:55

It's a newspaper, accessible to everyone and visible to all from the newstands. So why not in the classroom? Do you sheild your child's eyes from similar newspaper features when in the newsagents?

Current affairs are important, so is an awareness of world politics. All credit to the child for having more awareness than the rest and for his originality.

Awomancalledhorse Wed 13-Jul-11 15:19:16

When we were 5 our classroom had a sheep skeleton hanging up, for no good reason (this was a primary school in the middle of London so not a local)!
His name was Baaaaa-rry, he got decorated for christmas/easter etc grin.

It's important recent news & a child made it, I think it should be up on the wall.

loopylou6 Wed 13-Jul-11 15:19:37

I wasn't aware there was a picture on bin ladens body, thought it was all top secret?

supergreenuk Wed 13-Jul-11 15:29:18

No horrible. Yes it's news but graphic pictures that could effect sensitive children shouldn't be on show. Not really sure why the child wasn't steered away from using the picture by a responsible adult.

supergreenuk Wed 13-Jul-11 15:29:57

Btw I don't even want to see it let alone a 9 year old.

cat64 Wed 13-Jul-11 15:34:52

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lionheart Wed 13-Jul-11 15:36:51

I thought the picture was fake.

Punkatheart Wed 13-Jul-11 15:39:06

Yes, the picture did transpire to be fake - but if it starts a dialogue, then great. There are worse trailers for films or groin-gyrating pop videos, which I find a lot more icky.

coastgirl Wed 13-Jul-11 15:40:06

YANBU - that picture isn't even real, it's a fake. I would have told a child in my class (and I teach secondary) that it was unacceptable. Even 6th formers, to be honest, unless they could give me precedent of comparable print newspapers running such pictures (don't think it was in any print newspapers, only online).

anothermum92 Wed 13-Jul-11 17:37:17

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atosilis Wed 13-Jul-11 18:49:54

Why was Bin Laden dead in the classroom?

megapixels Wed 13-Jul-11 18:55:48

YANBU because that wasn't even bin Laden.

Laquitar Wed 13-Jul-11 19:09:25

Oh fgs! At 9yo they should watch the news and talk about these things.

What are you doing at home? Chat only about beautiful flowers?

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