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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    The two cannot be compared because the pool did not reach out and pull the child in while they were using the toilet. The pool is not a living being that was calculating and deliberately hiding in wait for an unaccompanied child.

    Of course people think that taking precautions to keep your kids safe is what you do as a parent. And yes, some kids are killed or hurt because of genuine negligence from the parents. But what is to be gained by saying `this would never have happened if the parents had not allowed the kids in the toilet, instead of saying `this would never have happened if there had not been a rapist hiding in the toilet'.
    The next kid that went in that toilet could just have easily been a 10 year old. Would that have raised such outrage at neglectful parents? When do we stop and say, OK, the only person who is at fault here is the person who committed the actual crime.
    Of course it's the perpetrators fault
    But why oh why let your child go into a public toilet alone?
    10 year old
    I'm still in there with them
    Waiting right outside the stall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    You're not my kid's teacher. Thankfully.
    That's disgusting
    Because I would be taking care of them?
    Someone please report this to the mods
    That's just ridiculous
    You have no idea who I am
    And I'm a damn good teacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by CassJ View Post
    OK first of all the op NEVER said anything about ADULT females being raped, that's not what her post was about AT ALL, all of you brought that up and totally changed the subject and she NEVER said the sicko that did it wasn't to blame.

    This is about a 2 and 6 YEAR old, not adults. This is about a PUBLIC TOILET BLOCK not their home or their school. I'm sure their parents feel horrible BUT the this is a country with free speech and the op is allowed the have her opinion.

    I personally would NEVER let my small children go into a public toilet alone, or walk to school alone and no I am never blind to the fact that anyone could hurt my kids. SO I take reasonable measures to make sure that they are safe.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by october View Post
    That's disgusting
    Because I would be taking care of them?
    Someone please report this to the mods
    That's just ridiculous
    You have no idea who I am
    And I'm a damn good teacher
    Because people have said how upsetting you are being and you won't give it a rest.

    You have no idea who these parents are either, but you have no issue ramming your opinions about their parenting down our throats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    The next kid that went in that toilet could just have easily been a 10 year old. Would that have raised such outrage at neglectful parents? When do we stop and say, OK, the only person who is at fault here is the person who committed the actual crime.
    Very good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Because people have said how upsetting you are being and you won't give it a rest.

    You have no idea who these parents are either, but you have no issue ramming your opinions about their parenting down our throats.
    Don't speak to me thank you
    You've insulted my profession

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    Quote Originally Posted by october View Post
    Don't speak to me thank you
    You've insulted my profession
    You asked me a question, I responded. I have no problem with your profession, just your attitude. I don't think I could handle a teacher who judged every parent whose child was in an accident.

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    There is a huge difference between a 10 yr old and 2 and 5/6yr old!

    Younger kids cannot protect themselves the way older kids can. But I personally still wouldn't let my 10 yr old go to a public toilet on their own. I'm no 'helicopter' parent, but I would go in, check who's in the toilet block first, if it was empty I'd give my child some space and I'd wait outside. Or if there were other mothers and kids in there I'd do the same.

    My DH went to a public toilet when he was 14 and there was a hole in the cubicle wall (between two toilets) and an older man was looking through it! He asked my DH to do something inappropriate and DH, being 14, had the sense to scream as shout out for his dad who was waiting outside.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    You asked me a question, I responded. I have no problem with your profession, just your attitude. I don't think I could handle a teacher who judged every parent whose child was in an accident.
    They all do benji
    Trust me
    They all judge the parents

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    There is a huge difference between a 10 yr old and 2 and 5/6yr old!

    Younger kids cannot protect themselves the way older kids can. But I personally still wouldn't let my 10 yr old go to a public toilet on their own. I'm no 'helicopter' parent, but I would go in, check who's in the toilet block first, if it was empty I'd give my child some space and I'd wait outside. Or if there were other mothers and kids in there I'd do the same.

    My DH went to a public toilet when he was 14 and there was a hole in the cubicle wall (between two toilets) and an older man was looking through it! He asked my DH to do something inappropriate and DH, being 14, had the sense to scream as shout out for his dad who was waiting outside.





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