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Would it be precious to raise this with the teacher?

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LynetteScavo Fri 11-Sep-20 21:51:59

Just turned 15yo has talked non stop since she got home about a Netflix program she watched in a lesson today. DD obviously enjoyed it, but at the same time is a little bit shocked and has obviously needed to talk about it, to process it. My older DC also had this teacher, and knowing her teaching style DD will be shown a programme in the series every other Friday for the rest of this term with no follow up discussion. I've included the certificate of the program for context.

I certainly don't want to suggest the program isn't shown to the class, but do want to raise that DD has been quite affected by it.

DD attends a small school, teachers tend to know the DC quite well, although DD has only just moved into this set, and staff are very open to receiving emails.

I don't want to look precious, though. confused I'm now bracing myself for the next instalment in two weeks time.

I would have no issue with DD watching it, if there was a follow up discussion relating to the GCSE syllabus.

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NotDonna Fri 11-Sep-20 21:55:35

You need to say what the Netflix programme is.

stuckinadeeprut Fri 11-Sep-20 21:57:13

What's the program?

dementedpixie Fri 11-Sep-20 21:57:30

what programme

Chilver Fri 11-Sep-20 21:58:15

Its certified at 15, and your DD is 15? I don't see the issue? If your DD wanted to talk it through, what's stopping her doing that at home with you?

chipsandpeas Fri 11-Sep-20 21:58:39

its rated 15 and your dc is 15 so whats the issue

LynetteScavo Fri 11-Sep-20 21:58:57

Sorry, it's Making a Murderer

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LynetteScavo Fri 11-Sep-20 22:00:50

If your DD wanted to talk it through, what's stopping her doing that at home with you

Nothing, which is why I've heard about it on and off all evening, but I haven't watched it so can't offer much of a discussion.

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Bluntness100 Fri 11-Sep-20 22:01:45

I’m not seeing the issue, have you watched it? If not maybe watch it and you can discuss it, but she’s of age for this.

Witchend Fri 11-Sep-20 22:01:56

Some films have 2 releases-one for showing at school, and one with a 15 or higher rating. It might be helpful to say what it is as people may be able to confirm if this is the case with this specific one.

Having said that, when I was 15yo the teacher chose to show us in the entirety "Mississippi Burning" which I think was an 18. I'm sure it was a great choice for us to discuss, but 30 years later, I still, in writing that name, can see some of the more harrowing scenes in my head.
I will admit that I am especially bothered by things I watch, and rarely now would watch above a PG from choice, but I suspect there were ones they could have shown us which wouldn't have been quite so traumatic for me.

NotDonna Fri 11-Sep-20 22:02:03

The U.K. rating is 15 and she’s 15.
My DD was shown a party drug/drink/rape awareness video in Yr7, that severely affected her and took a lot of talking through at home. We were not ore-warned and she came home in a state & unable to sleep. I called school to let them know how it had affected her. Not for them NOT to show it but that discussion was required. A lot of discussion. So yes, I’d let school know as your DD won’t be the only one.

CrumbsThatsQuick Fri 11-Sep-20 22:02:13

Absolutely rubbish program. What is the lesson? What is the learning intention? What is justification for watching this every other week. It is fine for a 15 yr old btw. I have seen it. I wouldn't be kicking off about the age appropriateness of the content. I would be questioning what the kids get out of it.

Bluntness100 Fri 11-Sep-20 22:02:17

Ok cross posted, it’s quite good, just watch it if you’re worried.

FATEdestiny Fri 11-Sep-20 22:03:02

It's got a 15 rating in the UK.

Just because a program is shocking doesn't make it bad.

Sophie's Choice is a 15 and I am still profoundly affected by it. Doesn't make it unacceptable.

Passmethecrisps Fri 11-Sep-20 22:04:50

I would want to know what the point is. If there is no follow up discussion then I would be wanting to know why the teacher is showing it and how it supplements learning.

LynetteScavo Fri 11-Sep-20 22:05:14

I know DD is of age to watch this in the UK, that's not the issue.

The issue is it's obviously a bit edgy, as if we lived in a different country it wouldn't have been shown and there will be no follow up discussion at school (I guess that's my real issue)

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Bluntness100 Fri 11-Sep-20 22:05:38

I don’t understand why you don’t just watch it.

LynetteScavo Fri 11-Sep-20 22:06:15

The lesson is RE.

I think they're doing "good and Evil" this term.

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Bluntness100 Fri 11-Sep-20 22:06:46

It’s really not edgey.

Is what she watches heavily monitored?

FedUpSomeMore Fri 11-Sep-20 22:08:17

I've watched this with my 15 year old. I wouldn't call it edgy.

singingstones Fri 11-Sep-20 22:15:10

It's a really good and gripping documentary series about a miscarriage of justice and policing in America which I'm sure will provoke interesting discussions in class. I'm not surprised she wants to talk about it - I did too when I saw it. But not because it was edgy or inappropriate, the injustice that it portrays is mind blowing in a "you'll never believe what happened in this thing I watched" kind of a way. There is also much to discuss about how it was made and the bias of the film makers.

LynetteScavo Fri 11-Sep-20 22:16:54

I will watch it when I eventually get time

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chipsandpeas Fri 11-Sep-20 22:17:36


I know DD is of age to watch this in the UK, that's not the issue.

The issue is it's obviously a bit edgy, as if we lived in a different country it wouldn't have been shown and there will be no follow up discussion at school (I guess that's my real issue)

but in the list you have given only 2 countries had ages higher than 15 and many had lower

if you are that bothered why dont you watch it then you know what to expect

christ when i was 15 i was watching 18s and that was in the 90s

Darkestseasonofall Fri 11-Sep-20 22:17:52

It's really not edgy, it's an interesting look at the American justice system and how prejudice plays a huge part in life.
Watch it yourself and see.

Crimblecrumble1990 Fri 11-Sep-20 22:24:22

It is the kind of programme that you want to talk about. What exactly is she saying about it? What is she affected by?

I do think it's a bit odd a teacher would just put a programme on and it not be part of a wider teaching/discussion where certain themes might be talked about further.

I'm not sure if you have the wrong end of the stick but I wouldn't describe it as edgy.

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