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Naked kids at the park, brought by the teachers!

This morning at chinagarten, I was totally shocked and disgusted with the group of young boys and girls went totally naked running and playing around at the playground and the park. What really shocked me further was these group of young kindergarten kids were brought by two or three teachers to the park. And these teachers allowed them to go around naked!! These teachers supposed to be educating the young children, and should also understand that there are such paedophiles around, and they should keep the kids from such harm. Where is the morale here? I wonder what would the parents feel if they see their kids were running around naked like this??
Or tell me, does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?
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Old 21.06.2011, 20:24
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Paedophiles abuse kids regardless of whether they wear clothes ...

Other than that, I would be more freaked about the lack of sun awareness than the nakedness...
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does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?
Evidently so.
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Re: Naked kids at the park, brought by the teachers!

Get a grip, what is so wrong with young kids being naked? Kids are at way more risk of abuse from family and friends than any stranger they may meet also the kids were supervised so were not going to come to any harm in that situation.
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Re: Naked kids at the park, brought by the teachers!

Things are different in Europe or just about any developed country cf. to eg Singapore / parts of Asia where moral values, teachings of the book and so on have been enshrined from a young age.

There are laws to obey here which also provide freedom to some extent. Other things such as moral values are up to the individual to follow or decline.

Over time, as in keeping the peace in your previous thread, you might likely adapt and understand.
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This morning at chinagarten, I was totally shocked and disgusted with the group of young boys and girls went totally naked running and playing around at the playground and the park. What really shocked me further was these group of young kindergarten kids were brought by two or three teachers to the park. And these teachers allowed them to go around naked!! These teachers supposed to be educating the young children, and should also understand that there are such paedophiles around, and they should keep the kids from such harm. Where is the morale here? I wonder what would the parents feel if they see their kids were running around naked like this??
Or tell me, does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?
I think it's great that this can happen here - please don't turn Switzerland into an over protective nanny state too. Seriously there aren't pedophiles lurking behind every bush, these are kids running around in the nuddy - is that really bad? preserve their innocence
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How refreshing. Yes kids in Switzerland are allowed to be kids, play, take (calculated small) risks - wonderful. I wish my grand-children could grow up here.
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A few of the badis around Zurich I've noticed have signs up saying children shouldn't be naked but I think that's more aimed at the younger ones prone to leaving a deposit in the paddling pool...

It would be a sad day when young kids running about in the nudie on a warm summer's day is regarded as "disgusting".
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This morning at chinagarten, I was totally shocked and disgusted with the group of young boys and girls went totally naked running and playing around at the playground and the park. What really shocked me further was these group of young kindergarten kids were brought by two or three teachers to the park. And these teachers allowed them to go around naked!! These teachers supposed to be educating the young children, and should also understand that there are such paedophiles around, and they should keep the kids from such harm. Where is the morale here? I wonder what would the parents feel if they see their kids were running around naked like this??
Or tell me, does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?
Yes. And this lets kids be kids. And the teachers are around to make sure they can have all the fun they want, while not carrying a care in the world. That's how children should grow, without a care, worry or a fear in the world. Pity that not many places in the world left like this.
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Re: Naked kids at the park, brought by the teachers!

My four year old loves to be naked in fact he prefers to be naked all the time.
I have noticed that this is unusual in the village I live in. We had some kindergarten children to visit and they were shocked and thought maybe he was ill.
A German friend told me that it is not normal for Swiss children to play naked. But I think it fine. Obviously I would not let him walk to the local Migros naked but in our back garden I dont have a problem at all.
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Who's going to be brave enough to tell the OP that the Swiss let their children chew gum, too?
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This morning at chinagarten, I was totally shocked and disgusted with the group of young boys and girls went totally naked running and playing around at the playground and the park. What really shocked me further was these group of young kindergarten kids were brought by two or three teachers to the park. And these teachers allowed them to go around naked!! These teachers supposed to be educating the young children, and should also understand that there are such paedophiles around, and they should keep the kids from such harm. Where is the morale here? I wonder what would the parents feel if they see their kids were running around naked like this??
Or tell me, does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?
Kindergarteners. Naked? OMG.....LOL. Seriously, not a big deal. I remember being a bit freaked the first time I was invited to a mixed sauna up in the land of the midnight sun....and, well, I got over it with enough beer. Everyone was was, like, so?

I understand the concern over perverts but, well, those bastards are everywhere and why deprive your child of some perfectly good fun just because there might be some random .001% chance a freak is going to be nearby?

Personally, I've been thrilled at the freedom the schools here have, in spite of some of my discomfort. Kids should have a good time. Screw the press and the paedos. Relax. Have a glass of wine. All is well.
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My four year old loves to be naked in fact he prefers to be naked all the time.
I have noticed that this is unusual in the village I live in. We had some kindergarten children to visit and they were shocked and thought maybe he was ill.
A German friend told me that it is not normal for Swiss children to play naked. But I think it fine. Obviously I would not let him walk to the local Migros naked but in our back garden I dont have a problem at all.
Your German friend obviously hasn't spent much time in changing rooms or saunas in Switzerland, has she...

Any excuse to get the kit off in those places. And long may it continue!
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Singorchid,
You say you were shocked and disgusted. Why?
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Re: Naked kids at the park, brought by the teachers!

Funny, 2 weekends ago at a Zurich Badi, my 3.5 year old daughter asked if she could take her bottoms off because "they felt prickly."

I told her just for a few minutes (even though she is fully potty trained), as I was unsure how that would be looked upon here.

Within 2 minutes of her frolicking "au naturel," the lifeguard on duty asked me to kindly dress her.
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Funny, 2 weekends ago at a Zurich Badi, my 3.5 year old daughter asked if she could take her bottoms off because "they felt prickly."

I told her just for a few minutes (even though she is fully potty trained), as I was unsure how that would be looked upon here.

Within 2 minutes of her frolicking "au naturel," the lifeguard on duty asked me to kindly dress her.
the prickly is the wet swimsuit on bare skin for a long duration.
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This morning at chinagarten, I was totally shocked and disgusted with the group of young boys and girls went totally naked running and playing around at the playground and the park. What really shocked me further was these group of young kindergarten kids were brought by two or three teachers to the park. And these teachers allowed them to go around naked!! These teachers supposed to be educating the young children, and should also understand that there are such paedophiles around, and they should keep the kids from such harm. Where is the morale here? I wonder what would the parents feel if they see their kids were running around naked like this??
Or tell me, does the society in Switzerland allows this to happen?
While I am astonished that no policeman turned up (as they would have in a not too far distant past ) I do not quite see your excitement !

And the paedophiles for sure have fled the place in shock and disgust
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A few of the badis around Zurich I've noticed have signs up saying children shouldn't be naked but I think that's more aimed at the younger ones prone to leaving a deposit in the paddling pool...

It would be a sad day when young kids running about in the nudie on a warm summer's day is regarded as "disgusting".
Yes, because the Badis want to keep the NON-FFK and the FFK areas separate. In FKK areas, the children of FKKers are allowed to be naked also
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Where is the morale here?
Don't know about "where", but by all accounts it seemed to be quite high and fun was had all round, except, clearly, near you.
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FKK Freierkorperkultur (Free body culture - naturism) just in case somebody has difficulty with the abbreviation. Glad to see most here agree that it is wonderful that kids can be ... kids.
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