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ronrat 



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:57 am
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I can buy it here in Thailand and one of the few things I know will not be devoured by the Thai locusts that ocasionally visit. That said Tukky the wonder poodle
loves the crust off the toast with a bit of vegemite.

I can get Bega or Mainland cheese here and with some sort of half reasonable crackers (sent Jatz cracked pepper crackers. stop. Urgent.stop) and a bit of vegemite it goes down a traet with even the worst red wines.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:32 pm
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Amongst my emergency rations in my bottom drawer pantry at work is a tube of Vegemite, dry biscuits and processed cheese wedges that don't need refrigeration.

Easy breakfast with a cup of tea.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:07 pm
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Local primary school has banned kids using mobile phones in the playground.
Some kids have been accessing porn and showing their friends Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:10 pm
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^ Are you surprised? I donít feel overly shocked to be honest (perhaps we should be!).
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Dark Beanie Gemini



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:42 pm
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Yes and no.
It demonstrates that kids need to be educated - by their parents - about how to use electronic devices & the internet appropriately. It is a fairly middle class area so it's not like we are talking about about uneducated parents.

What the school does have is an issue with parents who don't take responsibility or accept that their child would do anything wrong. There would certainly be a % of parents who would be upset about any restrictions on mobile phones at school.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:58 pm
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I think the idea of giving kids unrestricted access to the internet is definitely a serious problem. Perhaps this is where parents need to be either putting locks on the phones or buying their kids an old Nokia or something instead. Really, there's no reason why a child under the age of, say, 13, should need a smartphone.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:37 pm
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Phones should be banned in the play grounds during school time in any case. The kids should be out running around and socialising not staring at their bloody phones all lunchtime. Can you imagine the chaos if the school catches on fire. A few will perish and the parents will be up in arms when there own lack of direction was to blame.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:55 pm
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ronrat wrote:
Phones should be banned in the play grounds during school time in any case. The kids should be out running around and socialising not staring at their bloody phones all lunchtime. Can you imagine the chaos if the school catches on fire. A few will perish and the parents will be up in arms when there own lack of direction was to blame.


I agree. Also the fact we are talking about a primary school! Gees my daughter is only 3 years out of high school, and their phones had to stay in their locker from before school to after school. Of course they all had them tucked in their bras but still!

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In years to come, I suspect we will look back at smartphones as a kind of educational holocaust. I think they should be banned at school, and I am not sure that they should not be banned in society at large until age 18, like alcohol and gambling. There is a lot of emerging evidence that they are deeply damaging to memory, attention, and psychological, emotional well-being.

An article I read recently said that in Singapore, most schools confiscate any phone found being used in school hours, and a court recently upheld the schoolís right to confiscate the phone for three months (!). This ban is apparently widely upheld by Singaporean parents, who still value education above hedonism.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:50 pm
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David wrote:
I think the idea of giving kids unrestricted access to the internet is definitely a serious problem. Perhaps this is where parents need to be either putting locks on the phones or buying their kids an old Nokia or something instead. Really, there's no reason why a child under the age of, say, 13, should need a smartphone.


I look forward to see how you go with that discussion in about 10 years time. Razz

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Iíve started off well, at least, I think! He gets to hear Ďnoí a lot so far...
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Warrick Capper on 1987 countdown. My weekly fix on sunday night in Thailand. Black sorrowds and Hoodoo gurus saved the day and Crowded House.

Interesting trivia question for those that go to trivia nights. last song played on Countdown. Don't dream its over. Also the original name of the band Crowded House was The Millanes but the record company vetoed it.

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