Friday, January 26, 2007

Don't copy this idea.

Just in case any of you were planning on stuffing a child's head into the photocopier today...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/26/nhead26.xml

Your comments are of course welcome...

11 comments:

twirly said...

Strange thing to do.
There's a lot of dim teachers. Mind you, there's a lot of dim kids as well.

lilyofthefield said...

In five years' time that kid will be deliberately photocopying his arse for the amusement of his mates. Still, if I were his Mum I'd be smelling cash as well.

James said...

Sounds to me like an honest mistake more than anything else; it doesn't sound like something likely to hurt someone.

AndrewC said...

I find this incredible. Just amazing.

I didn't know that any british schools had photocopiers that actually WORK!

Chuck Unsworth said...

Of course at some office parties it tends to be the other end of the spinal column being placed on the copier...

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of when we first had a scanner - we didn't want pupils messing with it. One Year 7 boy scanned his hand, so I immediately rushed him to the toilets and made him scrub them to "wash off the radiation". The boy who was thinking of scanning his face decided against it!

I've also been known to tell pupils that photocopiers and scanners can identify if money's being scanned, and send an automatic alert to the police.

Tom Welsh said...

The "scrub off the radiation" story is amusing, but reminds us of the state of science education (i.e. even less of it than other kinds of education).

Reminds me of the Dilbert strip when he tells an annoying salesman that he will cause his computer to download a virus that will turn him into a weasel. "Can you do that?" blurts the alarmed salesman. "As far as you know," replies Dilbert. It's a classic line, which I still treasure. It's also applicable many times every day.

oldandrew said...

At my school I would have had to bring Luke in half an hour before registration, handed him over to the resources office, filled in a form stating the number of copies of his face I wanted, and charged it to my department.

And even then he might have had to wait there for a couple of hours if there were any letters to parents or mock exams being printed that day.

I had assumed all this was because teachers couldn't be trusted with photocopiers. I hadn't realised it was a Child Protection matter.

James said...

My old 6th Form common room (actually an entirely separate building) had a photocopier all of its own. However, to my knowledge only one student ever photocopied his arse with it; the result was subsequently pinned up prominently on the noticeboard with the caption 'Can you recognise this familiar object seen from an unfamiliar angle?'
Unfortunately, my handwriting is immediately recognisable (if rather hard to read) and the Head of 6th Form was not amused!

Anonymous said...

All of which reminds me of this:

http://www.zegelin.com/love_files/ArseorElbow.htm

Iain MacBain - or maybe not!!?? said...

I guess that next time he steals a car he'll need to "use the force".

Blind them before they can do any real damage. Problem?