Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers (UK)

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Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers (UK)

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:19 am

Angry parents sending death threats on social media to their children's teachers, shocking survey reveals
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Parents are sending death threats to their children's teachers on social media, a shocking new survey has revealed.

Three out of four teachers in in the U.K. have said parents’ behavior toward them has become more obnoxious in the last five years.

The poll of 796 teachers in England and Wales also revealed that the parents of younger pupils tend to be more verbally aggressive to teachers.

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Post by sparks » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:43 am

What, I wonder, makes these jerks think they can get away with this kind of horseshit?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:58 am

sparks wrote:What, I wonder, makes these jerks think they can get away with this kind of horseshit?
The fact that they can get away with it.
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Post by sparks » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:06 pm

Next silly question: Why aren't they being prosecuted?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:14 pm

sparks wrote:Next silly question: Why aren't they being prosecuted?
Anyone here from the UK can help us out with this one?
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Post by Rob Lister » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:18 pm

Did I miss the part where they showed the actual death threat?

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:30 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Did I miss the part where they showed the actual death threat?
Yeah, it's only a poll. Everything else you guys are suggesting is merely assumptions. Who's to say that the people who made death threats weren't prosecuted in some cases? That's the problem with polls, you can't really ask follow-up questions because it's all anonymized. You only get answers to the questions you decide ahead of time to put in the poll.
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Post by sparks » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:43 pm

Thanks Anax. I missed the part about it being a poll and assumed instead that it was the real thing.

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Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:03 pm

What about me sparks!? Are you gonna thank me too? You fucking tasbard.

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Post by ed » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:29 pm

Word is out on you, Lister. Between your piracy and shitty movie recommendations, don't expect thanks anytime soon. :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
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Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:22 pm

What if I say pretty please? What if I put a cherry on top. What about that?

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Post by ed » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:24 pm

Well, maybe.
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Post by sparks » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:49 pm

Rob Lister wrote:What about me sparks!? Are you gonna thank me too? You fucking tasbard.
Sure, why not? Thanks Listy! (Not that you deserve it, but if it makes you feel better....) :)

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