SCHOOL – 1957 vs. 2012

Scenario :
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.
 

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.

2012 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes

Scenario
 :
Robbie won’t sit still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best with a cane by the Principal. He returns to class, sits still and thinks twice about disrupting class again.

2012 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD. Robbie’s parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from government because Robbie has a disability.

Scenario
 :
Billy breaks a window in his neighbour’s car
 and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 -
 Billy is more careful next time, he grows up absolutely normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2012 - Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. 

Scenario
 :
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 - Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with, headache wears off and Mark is able to enjoy class.

2012 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug taking. Car searched for drugs and weapons. 


Scenario
 :
Johnny takes apart several leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes night,
 puts them in a paint tin & blows up a wasp’s nest. 

1957 – All the Wasps die and are no longer a threat to anyone.

2012- Police & Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly on aircraft again.

Scenario
 :
Johnny falls while running during morning break and scrapes his knee.
 He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary gives him a little hug to comfort him.

1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2012 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.      

 

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