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School calls police because pupil visited UKIP website on class computer

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posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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A school in Hampshire called in police after a pupil viewed the UKIP website on a class computer, it has been reported. 15-year-old Joe Taylor says he viewed the political party’s website following a classroom discussion on immigration. He says he was subsequently reported to the police by teaching staff who raised concerns that he was viewing “politically incorrect websites”, indicating “extremist views”.

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Ok I am sorry BUT WHAT THE F?

I don’t know what to say.

Not a fan of UKIP but really? They are a legitimate UK political party ! Plus it was well within the scope of the student’s research!

What sort of buffoons are we employing as teachers?

And I feel for the police! They have enough on their plate without dealing with this bull#.

What next commissars and political officers in schools and workplaces to make sure we all think politically correct thoughts?
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posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

A prime candidate for the Ludovico Technique.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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This is all part of the Prevent Agenda.

Teachers, support workers and fellow pupils are being encouraged to report any concerns relating to ideological views that are considered extremist.

I wouldn't say this particular circumstance would fit the criteria, but there is a lot of paranoia and confusion around the agenda that instances like this occur.

www.gov.uk...

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posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:34 AM
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Lesson imparted to all those kids.

They won't be going to alternate web sites tomorrow.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Kind of strange to be sure. It definitely would not fly in the US I think but hard to say anymore. I think they should blame the network admin if there is anyone that blame could fall on for allowing access to sites the school has deemed offensive.

Oh well this kid just received the best education he could and at an early age. He can finally see the hypocrisy around him.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
This is all part of the Prevent Agenda.

Teachers, support workers and fellow pupils are being encouraged to report any concerns relating to ideological views that are considered extremist.

I wouldn't say this particular circumstance would fit the criteria, but there is a lot of paranoia and confusion around the agenda that instances like this occur.

www.gov.uk...


Sorry but a little common sense is all thats needed.

Some kid looking at a UKIP site for his class dicussion on immigration isnt going to be a terrorist.

You dont need a degree to work that out.

The teacher should be sacked for:
1)Being a idiot
2) wasting police time.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: NihilistSanta
a reply to: crazyewok

Kind of strange to be sure. It definitely would not fly in the US I think but hard to say anymore.

Erm nope. USA went past that stage YEARS ago,

You got kids being suspended for makeing guns out of pop tarts and makeing finger guns in play grounds.

Your up to the neck in the PC #ter with us mate.




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posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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I'm not saying I support what happened, I'm simply stating the reason why it happened. OFSTED has a large focus on this and how it is being implemented throughout the education and training sectors, and we all know how OFSTED make schools and teachers fidgety.

Common sense is being replaced by if you are not sure, act.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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While I might not agree with UKIP, I do stand by anyone's right to belong to (or be interested in) any political party they wish.

What it seems like to me is the teacher is heavily biased away from UKIP (that's their choice).

But to call the police for someone looking at it is just plain wrong.

Would they have called the police if they were looking at the conservative, labour, Green Party, libdems website?



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: crazyewok

I'm not saying I support what happened, I'm simply stating the reason why it happened. OFSTED has a large focus on this and how it is being implemented throughout the education and training sectors, and we all know how OFSTED make schools and teachers fidgety.

Common sense is being replaced by if you are not sure, act.



Going to this extreme will only be counterproductive.

It will end up fuelling right wing extremism.

Hell I’m not a Kipper but this has pushed me to sympathies with them.

The more the PC crowd push and force there ways on people like me the more we will push back.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:45 AM
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And how does UKIP get classed as extremism?
The answer lies in the mindset of those people who have been using the label "Fascist" for decades to describe anyone who isn't a socialist.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
And how does UKIP get classed as extremism?
The answer lies in the mindset of those people who have been using the label "Fascist" for decades to describe anyone who isn't a socialist.


Bet ya the teacher was a labour voter.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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Prevent is really all about identifying those at risk of becoming redicalised and acting upon it.

For the largest part it's about Islamic radicalisation, but of course they have to include right wing extremism as to prevent the agenda from being considered racist.

In effect the Government have turned teachers, support workers and fellow students into spies. It's like something you could have found in East Germany, only it's happening right here, right now in the U.K.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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Well at least the kids are searching for politics websites. I'm pretty sure we would have been searching for something else at that age, a UKIP website, is probably one of the tamest sites you can come across on the Internet these days. Kids just ain't the same these days, if this is considered extreme.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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a reply to: Cobaltic1978

Next stop are commissars and political officers........



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:52 AM
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Holy crap.

I try to stay out of the politics and don't know/care who this party is- but it could be pro-human sacrifice and I wouldn't want teachers calling the thought police on students over looking into it

This is ridiculous, and I'm glad the person who answered the phone thought so, too.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:53 AM
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originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Well at least the kids are searching for politics websites. I'm pretty sure we would have been searching for something else at that age, a UKIP website, is probably one of the tamest sites you can come across on the Internet these days. Kids just ain't the same these days, if this is considered extreme.


In year 9 I had to do a history essay on the KKK.

I visted the KKK website for information on the legacy the old KKK left as part of the conclusion of my essay.

Got a A* back then.

Guess nowdays I would of got expelled if not arrested....



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 09:57 AM
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It's ironic the child gets punished for expanding his knowledge in a place where knowledge expansion is supposedly encouraged, yet the teacher doesn't get punished for their extremist reaction.

If anything the police should have given the teacher a few strong words in regards to wasting their time and at best that teacher should be sacked for being a f#ing idiot



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Im sure some corporal punishment could have put an end to this with out calling the police. A rap across the knuckles with a ruler, will teach kids the consequences more effectively than a chat with the local CSO.



posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: NihilistSanta

Yea like arresting a kid for a crappy clock that he showed to teachers all day. Stfu and open ur eyes.



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