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Old 03-06-08, 05:58 PM
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School takes bold step to stop pedophiles

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

School's bizarre ploy to beat internet perverts - masking pupils with Acid House smileys

A primary school has been accused of being alarmist for covering up the faces of pupils on its website apparently to protect them from paedophiles.

Bizarrely, the images have been altered with the type of smiley faces popular during the Acid House dance craze of the 1980s.

The decision was taken at Cann Hall Primary School in Clacton, Essex.


Headmistress Clare Reece said yesterday: "The public nature of the internet is an issue we feel strongly about.

"Not all parents want their children's picture on there.

"You can't say what is going to happen with any of those pictures."

She said that the photographs were printed unaltered in the school newsletter which was sent to parents.

But on the primary's website, the children's faces are obscured.

The school guarantees the content of the site is "child friendly", adding: "In order to protect our children, we have made the decision not to include any photos of our pupils on this website."

Children's charity NCH yesterday said that schools were right to be cautious about putting children's pictures on the internet if they were vulnerable or in care.

However, spokesman Shaun Kelly added: "The images shocked me, actually. What message is it giving?

"It looks very, very odd. If you want to obscure children's faces you can obscure them with pixels.

"We need to be cautious about taking images of children out of the media."


Frank Furedi, a sociology professor at the University of Kent, said the school was being alarmist.

"Every time a school takes silly measures, it says we see the world through the eyes of a paedophile.

"They think that any innocent picture of school children will somehow be subverted and manipulated.

"These pictures serve a very important purpose of giving children clear images of their experiences, something they can remember later in life.

"Depriving ourselves of these experiences is not only irrational but serves no purpose whatsoever."

However, some parents at the school said they supported the decision.

One said: "I wouldn't want my child's face on a disgusting site.'

But Michaela Day, 35, whose eight-year-old son, Connor, attends the school, said: "If they are covering the children's faces, what is the point of using the photographs? It's a waste of time."

A spokesman for the Department for Children, Schools and Families said that it advises schools to get permission from parents or carers in writing before publishing photographs of pupils on a website or in a prospectus. However, this is not a legal requirement.

The school took down the controversial pictures from its website at around 3pm yesterday.

A message on the website said: "Our newsletter section is undergoing maintenance. Back soon!"
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i notice the 'Hell's Kitchen' Chef is struggling on that link...

and that mom leaving her daughter behind to die... claiming "it's not my fault"...

on the topic...

something disturbing about the images... reminds me of Parker's 'Pink Floyd The Wall' stuff...

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This is just fucking retarded. Why even put any picture of kids on the school website, that way there is no need to put the smiley faces on them. Even one parent said that. Fucking stupid people.
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Frankly, I don't know why we even let kids out of the house anymore.
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So, let me get this straight... If you post pictures of kids online, that means someone will track them down and rape them? That's stupid. Are they afraid some dude out there will blow his load over the pictures? Well so what, it doesn't hurt anyone. All-around retarded.
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I'm pretty sure pedophiles:

-are not very interested in children's faces
-can differentiate children from adults
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Frankly, I don't know why we even let kids out of the house anymore.
Just be sure they are wearing smiley face masks if you do.
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So, let me get this straight... If you post pictures of kids online, that means someone will track them down and rape them? That's stupid. Are they afraid some dude out there will blow his load over the pictures? Well so what, it doesn't hurt anyone. All-around retarded.
I don't know, did you see how smoking hot their bodies are?
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Why can't they just put Laughing Man icon on those kids' face instead of that smilies.

Like that:
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I say do what we can to protect our children. As a matter of fact, a picture was published in our paper of our son at his rock recital. Here he is:
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Those smiley faces.....hot.
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They didn't cover up the naughty parts!
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Those pictures look like something out of a Stephen King story. They cover them because if you saw there real faces youd see the true face of evil. Creepy.
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I think many pedophiles aren't interested in looking at their faces.
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What if smiley faces turn you on more.. did they think about the Smilaphiles.
I am outraged!
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