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To think you should probably remove all page three material from newspaper headed for a primary art class?

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LiegeAndLief Thu 01-May-14 16:11:56

Ds (7) has just confessed to me with much giggling that the newspaper he was using in art today had a "proper photo of a proper naked lady with no clothes on".

I guess it's an easy thing to miss in a pile of papers, but if you were handing a copy of the Sun in to a primary school you'd think you'd remove p3 first....

Feminine Thu 01-May-14 16:15:33

I don't know?

page 3 shouldn't exist.

But at 7 I'd hope they are just looking at the woman's body, that is perfectly normal.

Mind you, the more worldly ones might get a bit I guess YANBU really.

WorraLiberty Thu 01-May-14 16:16:59

At 7 they'll be giggling about a lady being nude

It was probably an oversight OP but yes, I would probably have remembered to remove the page.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 01-May-14 16:17:22

Maybe they were doing nudes?

Ruushii Thu 01-May-14 16:17:28

I remember this when I was a child. We'd draw bras on the women.


sarinka Thu 01-May-14 16:20:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LiegeAndLief Thu 01-May-14 16:21:11

I'd better clarify I'm not really bothered about it and ds thought it was hilarious (he's a young Y3 and they are definitely into the giggly stage). I just thought it was a bit inappropriate! No definitely not nudes, it was the newspaper underneath whatever he was doing to protect the surface.

Chopsypie Thu 01-May-14 16:21:43

I went to a birthday party where the pass the parcel was done with paws from the daily sport!
In fairness to the mum she has asked her dad to deal with it and hadn't checked it. She was mortified

halfwildlingwoman Thu 01-May-14 16:25:02

If I am using newspaper with my (secondary) class I remove p3. If the class are reading newspapers I ask anyone with the Sun to take out p3 so people aren't offended.

turgiday Thu 01-May-14 16:25:20

This would bother me a great deal. Page 3 objectifies women. Children shouuld not be getting the message through school, that this is fine.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 01-May-14 16:26:35

It's very inappropriate but not because of lovely breasts and nudity

But because it's in a newspaper, and children grow up to think its normal for topless women to be shown in daily life posing and titillat

sarinka Thu 01-May-14 16:26:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 01-May-14 16:26:49

Titillating for society

HopeClearwater Thu 01-May-14 16:33:49

As a teacher, I deliberately didn't use The Sun, and checked through any copies of the local paper as very often friends or relatives of pupils appeared in crime reports. The wisdom of doing this was brought home to me when I found a report on the inquest of one of my pupil's parents. Safest papers were the financial and sports pages.

BoomBoomsCousin Thu 01-May-14 16:43:29

I think it's absolutely appalling they leave in page 3 type images. It isn't that it's breasts, an image in a biology book wouldn't annoy me. It's that it's soft porn. What other situations do we allow organizations who serve children to get away with displaying soft porn due to an oversight without it being a big deal?

BoomBoomsCousin Thu 01-May-14 16:45:25

Hope that's very sensible. Must be quite time consuming to have to check.

weatherall Thu 01-May-14 16:57:11

Omg I would be making a formal complaint about this.

I think it's abusive to expose young children to porn even if it's so called 'soft'.

DeWee Thu 01-May-14 17:22:01

When I was at primary the rule was all newspapers in the drawer-except the Sun, which went on the teacher's desk. It was only in later years I realised this was for the removal of page 3. grin

However, I also remember in year 4-6 finding reading the newspapers a distraction, and I certainly remember reading things that probably would have been best removed. I remember vividly a child abuse case, I can quote whole sections from the papers about what happened to her, her name, people involved... it obviously effected me that much.
So it's not just page 3 that should be removed really.

MiaowTheCat Thu 01-May-14 17:30:55

Had one time the kids got so engrossed in reading the agricultural sale pages (farming area) they didn't get any art done for comparing the price of cows. These were upper KS1 kids as well!

nameequality Thu 01-May-14 17:36:00

Just one reason why bare boobs should not be in a newspaper.

Have you seen the No More Page 3 campaign?

Mumsnet supports it.

StephanieDA Thu 01-May-14 18:55:30

Seeing bare breasts won't damage a child, but seeing breasts in a newspaper, displayed for titillation - and so normal that you can even see them at your school - is conditioning our kids right from the start that women's main value is sexual entertainment for men. And it's grooming our girls into that role, putting them at a disadvantage right from the start.

Schools shouldn't have to vet newspapers for soft porn, it's ridiculous. Upsetting news images and stories maybe, but soft porn?? Don't know why we've accepted it for so long.

MamaLazarou Thu 01-May-14 19:15:33

YANBU, it's completely wrong.

KittyandTeal Thu 01-May-14 19:18:56

Oh god, this bring backs memories of KS1 and having to sort through the lovely newspaper donations to remove naked ladies!

ForalltheSaints Thu 01-May-14 19:20:28

Quite reasonable. Hope they don't read all the hatred in the Daily Mail instead.

DuckandCat Thu 01-May-14 19:21:47

I think a formal complaint is a bit ott, teachers are human and it was a mistake/ oversight.

I would mention it though. He/ she will be mortified and take more care in future.

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