Sunday, August 01, 2004

More Technology, Less Humanity

1. Paedophiles to take mandatory lie tests.

2. Schools to get US-style weapon detectors.

Emotional bullying seems fine with the authorities, so long as no-one gets physically injured. The smart ones will torture their victims with words, playground politics, and an atmosphere of fear rather than any discernible tangible threat. What then? Will nobody care, so long as knives can't be brought in?

1 comment:

Charlie Williams said...

It's particularly silly, given the number of lethal weapons found in most schools. For example, metre long wooden rulers.

While at school, my Physics teacher once confessed that, as a pupil herself, she had once whacked one of her class mates round the head so hard that the ruler snapped.

Apparently, they stopped bullying her after that.