The World has gone mad – Headteacher bans staff from saying “morning boys and girls.”
The headteacher from Anderson Park Primary School said she had banned the term “Morning boys and girls” in an effort to clamp down on bullying and sexism.
Instead, the saying will now be changed to “morning everyone” to make it more inclusive.
On Good Morning Britain, Mrs Hewitt-Clarkson said: “We have seen in the last year the biggest ever rise in child abuse, in grooming, for example, and if our boys and girls grow up and in school we don’t challenge this kind of sexist language and boys are told “man up, grow a pair, don’t cry, boys don’t cry”, then it is very, very damaging for them.”
“Abusers in later life, or bullies in school… will also use this fear, and fear is the biggest weapon that abusers have, and if boys get told “boys aren’t afraid”, then… where are they going to go when they are afraid?”
In disagreement with this, Broadcaster Nana Akua said: “It’s absolutely ridiculous. What I think we are doing here now is dissecting language in the most clinical form, and then creating a generation of wallflower kids who are literally listening for an offence.”
“It is getting to the point where we are losing a grip here.”
“Really we should be teaching the kids context of language and how to use a language that is non-offensive in a context.”
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