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Is this horrible or have I lived a very sheltered life?

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Nonreplicable Thu 20-Oct-16 22:30:20

DS is in Y6, got a smartphone for his 11th birthday last month. Wants to join a chat group with a group of his classmates. I looked at the chat today on one of his friend's phones. Message pinged as I was looking :

Sup kids, paedo SAMS home
My mum
Your dad
The ones we wished we had

I was shocked. Obviously he is not joining.

Other than this, should I:
1) Draw this to the attention of this boy's parents
2) Speak to their class teacher
3) Get a reality check and adjust my expectations as to how 11-year-olds talk these days. Accept there is much worse to come.

FiniteIncantatum Thu 20-Oct-16 22:32:15

I'm sorry I don't really understand...

BitchPeas Thu 20-Oct-16 22:32:34

Hmm. I might be being a bit thick, and I'm very tired, but I don't really even understand what that means confused blush

ineedamoreadultieradult Thu 20-Oct-16 22:33:50

No don't understand

MrsJayy Thu 20-Oct-16 22:36:29

It's obvious it is kids speak nobody really has a clue what is being said

Nonreplicable Thu 20-Oct-16 22:40:11

DS definitely does not understand it.

How does an 11-year-old come up with this?

I thought it was song lyrics but does not seem to be the case

Haudyerwheesht Thu 20-Oct-16 22:41:27

No idea

FlyHighLittleBee Thu 20-Oct-16 22:41:49

How strange. I do think kids act much older at a young age nowadays, but I can't make head nor tail of that message confused

mycatstares Thu 20-Oct-16 22:43:44

Number 3 I'm afraid.

It's harmless rubbish. As long as nothing violent, racist, sexist or sexually abusive is said then leave them to it.

elephantoverthehill Thu 20-Oct-16 22:44:49

Well at least 'paedo' is spelt correctly. I expect the child has been to the --Paediatrician and supper is now ready. No sorry do not have a clue.

Tartyflette Thu 20-Oct-16 22:45:40

Me neither -- explain please?

seven201 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:45:43

I don't understand it either. Option 3 I think. Stuff that happens outside of school isn't really for teachers to deal with.

FoxesOnSocks Thu 20-Oct-16 22:45:52

Is it today's equivalent of 'your mum'?

No clue to what SAMS means though

holidaysaregreat Thu 20-Oct-16 22:46:32

I'd say it's nothing to do with school unless it happened during school hours. Speak to the parents & just say you're new to it all/bit wary etc... I think kids probably do say silly things tho when they are with mates.

FoxesOnSocks Thu 20-Oct-16 22:46:35

Possibly auto correct elephantoverthehill

PigletWasPoohsFriend Thu 20-Oct-16 22:47:58

Absolutely no idea

Nonreplicable Thu 20-Oct-16 22:50:11

OK, I am going with harmless rubbish.

He is definitely not joining that chat though!

Sorry, I can't explain what bothers me so much about it. It feels meaningless yet vile at the same time.

BertieBotts Thu 20-Oct-16 22:51:41

Erm 3.

And talk to your child about how to deal with seeing inappropriate things online or shared by friends. It's there, putting parental controls might put the brakes on for a bit but he's going to see something.

Watch some youtube videos beloved by tweens and have the conversation.

Snooks1971 Thu 20-Oct-16 22:52:09

A year ago there was this in year 5 and 6 speak:

Your mum
Your dad
The ones you've never had...
You're adopted

Lasted a couple of weeks. Maybe this is a similar flash in the pan? I hope.

DramaInPyjamas Thu 20-Oct-16 22:52:45

It just sounds like a daft attempt at trying to copy and write rap lyrics to me.

traviata Thu 20-Oct-16 22:53:30

the answer is 3).

it is all hot air and nonsense, and very sexualised in style, but that's how it is.

pontificationcentral Thu 20-Oct-16 22:54:40

So just a knee jerk reaction to the word paedo then?

usual Thu 20-Oct-16 22:58:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SansasEscape Thu 20-Oct-16 23:07:09

I'm confused. Sounds like he's already joined the chat if he's receiving the messages. WhatsApp?

Permanentlyexhausted Thu 20-Oct-16 23:09:54

'SUP kids' I think is a question - What's up kids?

SAMS - not sure. SAM means stop annoying me.

It doesn't look too bad but a good chance to remind your DS to tell you if anything he sees worries him.

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