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To think 50shades isn't appropriate at school

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Imoleia Tue 07-Jul-15 15:32:37

School bus has a big poster on it advertising 50 shades aibu to think that's inappropriate?

ghostyslovesheep Tue 07-Jul-15 15:36:32

Is it a 'school bus' or a bus hired from a bus company to take kids on a trip?

Imoleia Tue 07-Jul-15 15:38:38

A bus with 'school' on the front at half past 3 - school bus.

PeterParkerSays Tue 07-Jul-15 15:41:02

So it's a bus that just happens to have 50 shades advertised on it, as opposed to Minions or something which is commissioned for an hour a day as a school bus? Can't see the problem. It's just an advert, as an 11 year old you would only know the media hype around the film, if anything, and nothing more about it.

ghostyslovesheep Tue 07-Jul-15 15:42:39

So it's a bus company bus - the school hires - and this one has an advert for a shite film on the side - I think you are over thinking things

HagOtheNorth Tue 07-Jul-15 15:43:01

Talk to the bus company, but it's not a 'school bus' They do the school run and then revert to general use.
It's not in school either hmm, so your point is a general one about advertising that's appropriate to show in public where children might see it.
Or indeed, if parents with children under 16 should be banned from having a copy in the house...

googoodolly Tue 07-Jul-15 15:43:25

So it's not a school bus, then. It's a bus the school hire for a couple of hours a day. Big difference.

WorraLiberty Tue 07-Jul-15 15:44:01

Thread title is a tad misleading here

I thought it was going to be an interesting choice for an end of term DVD grin

ghostyslovesheep Tue 07-Jul-15 15:44:52

Or school play !

HagOtheNorth Tue 07-Jul-15 15:45:09

Worra! shock
Be kind to a newbie with their very first post. (surprised? Moi?)

Fatstacks Tue 07-Jul-15 15:45:50

I was at least hoping for sex ed.

wigglesrock Tue 07-Jul-15 15:47:25

I think you're overreacting. I had a copy in my living room on the shelf for a bit, I've 3 kids - 2 at primary, one younger. I was also in Sainsburys this morning with my 4 year old and we walked past the DVD rack selling the DVD - no harm has befallen us yet.

TheFirstOfHerName Tue 07-Jul-15 15:49:27

I thought you were going to tell us that it had been chosen as a KS3 set text for English. grin

Imoleia Tue 07-Jul-15 15:52:37

I namechanged because it's DDs school and I didn't want to be identified.

If there's a problem I can PM you my normal username although I namechange every couple of months or so.

Fair enough in overreacting smile I suppose it elicited giggles rather than shock!!

Nromanoff Tue 07-Jul-15 15:52:49

Yabu. It's not owned by the school. They will use whichever buses are available.

I am also prettyoat kids will have seen the posters plastered everywhere in the last year anyway.

I thought it was going to be another sex ed thread grin

Imoleia Tue 07-Jul-15 15:53:15

Now that would be deemed unreasonable I hope TheFirst shock grin

00100001 Tue 07-Jul-15 15:54:13

misleading title [disappointed face]

I though you were going to say they had copies of it in the library or something....!


Nromanoff Tue 07-Jul-15 15:54:27

I also don't think posters have a water shed time either

CardinalRed Tue 07-Jul-15 16:21:35

I thought you were going to say it was a set text!
An ad on a bus - nope, can't get worked up about that.

HagOtheNorth Tue 07-Jul-15 17:50:55

Still not 'at school' though. Touch of the Daily Mail there.

EdithWeston Tue 07-Jul-15 18:04:00

There are restrictions however on what can be advertised on billboards close to schools.

I think there's a good case for asking the school to request the bus company does not send vehicles with age inappropriate ads (as they can nick the definitions from the regulations for billboards, there's no need for time consuming quibbling on what's OK or not).

There are quite a lot of 18 film posters that would be hard to explain, or just give nightmares, as well as the other regulated stuff.

Lateswim16 Tue 07-Jul-15 19:52:23

Op that's not fair. I thought it was being read in school. Got all excited. smile

supermariossister Tue 07-Jul-15 19:58:19

the school arrival bus drove past this morning with a big banner for Ted 2 on, ds was begging to watch it because and I quote "it it's got a bear on it must be for kids "grin I wouldn't speak to the bus company adverts are everywhere some relevant to us and others not they aren't forcing us to buy/read

bolleauxnouveau Tue 07-Jul-15 20:17:39

shucks, thought I'd missed another 'come as your favourite book character' day. His mother is a strong female lead; paediatrician philanthropist, very aspirational. How can you not love such a well developed character.

Ubik1 Tue 07-Jul-15 20:20:22

You could contact the bus company. These ads are usually national scale outs so they might not have realised they are advertising to school children.

There was a case in acotlNd where a bus company pulled all advertising for the new Poltergeist film as children were so terrified of it. One three year old refused to go out of the house because of it.

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