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AIBU?

To not want my son’s school to say they have “Santa Cam”

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cattyfranny · 30/09/2022 19:46

My son is in year 2, today he said someone asked what the red light was on the wall (it’s part of the security system or similar) he told me the teacher’s explanation was that it is a “Santa cam” that he has them everywhere to watch them to make sure they’re being good.

We don’t do elf on the shelf etc and don’t ever suggest he is being watched or checked on by Santa or anyone else for that matter.

He asked me if he was being watched all the time so I told him she was just joking with them.

I don’t really think she should have said it but DH thinks I might be being too sensitive about it and it is just a lighthearted joke.

Would you be annoyed about it or am I overthinking it?

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CMZ2018 · 30/09/2022 19:47

Overthinking

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MoggyP · 30/09/2022 19:48

overthinking

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SNWannabe · 30/09/2022 19:48

Just tell him it’s not true.

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SunshineClouds1 · 30/09/2022 19:48

Overthinking

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WeAllHaveWings · 30/09/2022 19:49

Overthinking

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OldEnoughToHaveReadBunty · 30/09/2022 19:49

Overthinking. Was DS traumatised by the idea of Santa Cam?

If not just let it go.

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W0tnow · 30/09/2022 19:50

Odd thing to say, I agree. But you’ve set him straight so I’d leave it.

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neverbeenskiing · 30/09/2022 19:50

I'm with your DH on this one, it's just a joke.

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Mum2jenny · 30/09/2022 19:50

School is being ridiculous imo

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LizzieSiddal · 30/09/2022 19:51

I think that’s a terrible thing for a teacher to say. And it’s only Sept, why the heck is Christmas even being mentioned?’

I’d tell my child that it isn’t true and Santa does not “watch” children, ever.

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misskatamari · 30/09/2022 19:51

Overthinking it. God I’m so glad I left teaching. You can’t say bloody anything anymore without some parents getting annoyed about it 🙄

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Everylittlethingsgonnabealright · 30/09/2022 19:52

I’d be irritated, but I’m sure him having your reassurance will sort out any fear he felt.

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pfs · 30/09/2022 19:52

Overthinking it. God I’m so glad I left teaching. You can’t say bloody anything anymore without some parents getting annoyed about it

this with santa bells on. People just love to get offended.

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bellac11 · 30/09/2022 19:53

LizzieSiddal · 30/09/2022 19:51

I think that’s a terrible thing for a teacher to say. And it’s only Sept, why the heck is Christmas even being mentioned?’

I’d tell my child that it isn’t true and Santa does not “watch” children, ever.

This cant be true

How does he know if people have been naughty or nice then?

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AllThatHoopla · 30/09/2022 19:53

I would just tell him that it isn't. I don't think they should think anyone is watching them. They should be able to play in their own classroom without thinking anyone at all so monitoring them.

And it's September.

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deviatedseptum · 30/09/2022 19:53

Definitely report to 111 😀

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dandelionthistle · 30/09/2022 19:54

It is stupid, but your response has sorted it and i wouldn't worry any further.

Christmas presents are unconditional in our family.

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LizzieSiddal · 30/09/2022 19:54

How does he know if people have been naughty or nice then?

I never told my kids that Santa coming was dependant on them being naughty or nice.

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LizzieSiddal · 30/09/2022 19:56

Christmas presents are unconditional in our family.

Hear hear!

Can you imagine being five and constantly worrying you won’t get any presents because you think you’ve been “naughty”. Kids have enough to worry about without that added horror.

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girlmom21 · 30/09/2022 19:57

For god sake don't be so precious.

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godmum56 · 30/09/2022 19:58

I belive it was intended as a joke but are there going to be kids in the class who Santa doesn't visit....also if there are eg Jewish or Muslim kids in the class, they won't give a damn about santa as for loads of them Santa isn't a part of their lives. Gonna say ill judged joke

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cattyfranny · 30/09/2022 19:58

pfs · 30/09/2022 19:52

Overthinking it. God I’m so glad I left teaching. You can’t say bloody anything anymore without some parents getting annoyed about it

this with santa bells on. People just love to get offended.

To be clear, I’m not about to make any complaints or go storming in to confront the teacher! My son has an excellent teacher who I respect. I just thought it was an odd thing to say and felt uncomfortable that he thought he was being watched.

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bellac11 · 30/09/2022 19:58

LizzieSiddal · 30/09/2022 19:54

How does he know if people have been naughty or nice then?

I never told my kids that Santa coming was dependant on them being naughty or nice.

Oh Lordy, play along at least

What is it with people, lighten up.

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Threelittlelambs · 30/09/2022 19:59

Can you imagine being five and constantly worrying you won’t get any presents because you think you’ve been “naughty”. Kids have enough to worry about without that added horror

Much better that they expect to receive everything without having put any effort in it and regardless of their behaviour.

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CaptainMyCaptain · 30/09/2022 20:00

I'm sure it was meant as a joke. Tell him it's not true. Job done.

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