Jersey Child Abuse

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Jersey Child Abuse

Postby sarniajoy » July 3rd, 2017, 5:39 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40485015

It is disgusting that this child abuse was covered up for so long. :o
I know it is years too late as the man is dead long ago, but it might be an idea if an inquiry was conducted into the child abuse in the 50s, which took place at my first school (4-14) in my home Channel Island. The head hated kids from poor families and beat them black and blue with a stick, not a cane, for no better reason than he enjoyed doing so. He even beat one boy unconscious. He liked to humiliate them in front of the class by beating them on their bare bottoms. :twisted:
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Re: Jersey Child Abuse

Postby Sprocket » July 3rd, 2017, 10:00 pm

Sounds horrendous. Have you read "Such, such were the joys" by George Orwell, his account of his time at a hellish prep school before WW1? http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/joys/english/e_joys
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Re: Jersey Child Abuse

Postby Pondero » July 3rd, 2017, 11:22 pm

I just finished reading it Sprocket. Things were certainly bad in English boarding schools at that time . The most upsetting part of it is the snobbishness of the age!
According to one study, the average adult has a shorter attention span (eight seconds) than a goldfish (nine seconds).
This is not surprising in today's wired , or wified world.
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Re: Jersey Child Abuse

Postby GregB » July 4th, 2017, 7:03 am

Dotheboys Hall revisited!
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