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How many parents would seriosuly consider stab proof body armour for their kids?

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Informer2 Fri 28-Aug-09 20:58:25

How many parents would seriously consider stab proof body armour for their kids to be worn under clothes on a regular basis? combined with parkour and

'Serious' ie krav maga (what they teach mossad the Isreali Secret Service), Ninjitsu (as in assasin ninja) martial arts

How many would want their kids carrying something like pepper spray or a taser if they could?

Given the levels of knife and other extream violence

LadyGlencoraPalliser Fri 28-Aug-09 20:59:11

What? Are you insane?

Heated Fri 28-Aug-09 20:59:22

Why, you giving lessons?

random Fri 28-Aug-09 20:59:42

Not in a million years

Informer2 Fri 28-Aug-09 21:02:50

Not insane

Look at the papers... barely a week goes past withtou some teenger getting battered to death or stabbed.

Life is different from when we were kids

Now instead of threatening to beat you up if you dont hand over pocketmoney gangs of teengers will 'shank' kids withtou a second thoguht as they beleive themselves to be 'dissed' is disrestected as their victem looked back at them when being abused or answered back when being insulted

thats the world kids live in nowadays

GeneHunt Fri 28-Aug-09 21:06:19

I live in rural Devon and two children have been stabbed at the local secondary in the last 18 months. There were three stabbings in the last month in the next town, one resulting in death. Knives are all the rage with the young and with-it round here.

sherby Fri 28-Aug-09 21:11:58

eek no to body armour, but yes to pepper spray

I have often wanted to carry some myself

GivePeasAChance Fri 28-Aug-09 21:12:45

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iWantAPooAtPauls Fri 28-Aug-09 21:13:38

I'd probably get it in my own eyes. [/clumsy]

LynetteScavo Fri 28-Aug-09 21:16:35

NO - to any of the mentioned in the OP.

Mind you, I would fancy learning some serious martial arts, Isreali Secret Service style, for when I am , er "bothered".

By DH or the DC's or the cats.

Well, maybe not the cats.

Heated Fri 28-Aug-09 21:17:07

Are you a newb and/or writing an article?

LynetteScavo Fri 28-Aug-09 21:19:19

Mind you, if I had a taser would be bloody good fun.

A child at a shcool I am considering for my DS brought a taser home form his holiday and used it in school. Myfriends are shock that I'm considering this school, knowing there are taser nuters on the loose there. (Actually, I think it's been taken off him by the police by now)

LynetteScavo Fri 28-Aug-09 21:20:44

I might send DD into reception with the same bullet proof thingy that Mr Obama wore at theinaugeration.

Does anyone know where I can get one?

LynetteScavo Fri 28-Aug-09 21:21:25

Am I going to be quoted in the DM?

iWantAPooAtPauls Fri 28-Aug-09 21:28:15

Daily Mail? Only need stab proof protection on your back then.

LynetteScavo Fri 28-Aug-09 21:32:38

I meant Mrs Obama....not president Obabma...I know he is a president.

Informer2 Fri 28-Aug-09 22:13:36

Point of picking something like Krav Maga is its generally thought of one of the more practical...

First lesson dealing with chokes, bat like attacks and knives in the first lessons. They do it realisitically and include thigs like in cars, behind tables sitting etc.

Unlike the likes of judo or karate.

If you are going to pick something pick something likely to do the job.

Saw a company selling slash proof hoodies but the problem is its getting stabbed that does the serious usually fatal damage

its a case of do you want your kids to reach the age of 24?

Heated Fri 28-Aug-09 22:27:34

Hope mine would have left by then.

LynetteScavo Sat 29-Aug-09 07:37:56

So are high schools the most dangerous place on earth then, or should I be wearing stab proof clothes every time I leave the house.

Personally I think it's much more important for my children to have the verbal skills to get them out of sticky situations, and to be able to walk away.

Should all staff in high schools be provided with body armour? Should I employ some low key body guards for my DC's?

Should I have my children micro chiped and tagged with tracking devices?

LynetteScavo Sat 29-Aug-09 07:38:54

Ha Ha Heated, I jsut got your last post, doh! grin

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 10:44:29

kids have to walk home from school... verbal skills dont always help

and much depends on where you live...

some kids dont go to school as to go means crossing another estate hwere they would be killed for
disrespecting turf

MadameCastafiore Sat 29-Aug-09 10:48:21

Am thinking of getting DS one of these here

Won't be able to run fast but is a bugger to stick the knife in!!! grin

Tortington Sat 29-Aug-09 10:49:07

its all a bit suss

mrsruffallo Sat 29-Aug-09 10:51:46

PMSL@ bat like attacks
I imagine a middle aged woman flapping her arms around and making funny noises

Informer2 Sat 29-Aug-09 10:54:38

By mrsruffallo Sat 29-Aug-09 10:51:46 Add a message | Report post | Contact poster

PMSL@ bat like attacks
I imagine a middle aged woman flapping her arms around and making funny noises

no talking about someone swinging a basball bat or similar at your head... say a pool cue

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