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Jaywalk - suitable for a five year old?

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TurboTheChicken Sat 27-Jun-15 09:44:51

Bit of background - I'm not particularly impressed by DS school, communication is poor, discipline seems to be slack and the management team seem to lack energy, this maybe colouring my reaction to this....

Yesterday's Sports Day was cancelled due to rain but mid-way through the event so we were all on the school premises. There was a lot of confusion and a lack of communication but some parents took their children home with them at this point. I was not aware that this was an option so poor DS ended up being one of about ten children that stayed at school, there was no attempt to contact me to let me know. I live a 3 minute walk from the school. When I got to school at the usual pick up time there were no teaching staff or office staff visible. When I eventually tracked DS he was in a different class room on a laptop with a group of children. There was a TA present but she was on her own laptop with her back to the children.

When I got DS home he asked if he could use my laptop to play a game that he'd been playing at school. I assumed it would be a Cbeebies/Education City type game so I searched for the game for him. It turns out to be a game called "Jaywalk" which involves getting your stick figure to run through traffic, if your character gets hit by a vehicle he's killed in a big splash of blood. The blood stains stay on the road and you get a new character. There are other games available on the site that are zombie/military based that are even more graphic.

DS told me that one of the older boys told him how to spell Jaywalk and put it into Google. I asked if the teacher knew he was playing it, he said she did and she didn't mind.

I think this is completely inappropriate although given the lack of supervision it could have been a lot worse!

AIBU to take a print out of a screen shot into school on Monday morning, including dead bodies and bloodstains and complain? Would you be worried if this was your five year olds school?

pookamoo Sat 27-Jun-15 09:50:35

I would not be impressed and would be having stern words.

I would also ask to see their IT policy.

arethereanyleftatall Sat 27-Jun-15 09:52:33

Yanbu.
That's appalling.

BarbarianMum Sat 27-Jun-15 09:55:38

I would be cross. Mine are older and play 'Crossy Road' which is similar and frankly bad enough.

TurboTheChicken Sat 27-Jun-15 10:01:51

Thanks for your replies.

I'm actually fairly liberal with DS, e.g. he is allowed to play games that are PEGI 7 and he's only 5 (nearly 6) but I feel that's my decision to make not the schools.

I don't want to have to complain about another thing but I think I have to.

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