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Hangover 2 at a primary school

My son told me today that half of the class wathed Hangover 2 at school while other half was at some craft lessons.

Does the teacher :

a) have no brains
b) or is he banned from google and imdb for checking the movie rating before showing it to kids in primary school?
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

did he enjoy it? hangover 1 is better
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

An absolute travesty that they'd chose to show it to kids. I mean, it's just a lame rethread of the first one!

Oh, the whole "too mature" aspect? Well, a kid's gotta find out what a Thai ladyboy is sometime.
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

It's happened a few times to us that unacceptable films have been shown at school. Often it's the kids voting to see a particular film, and the teacher isn't aware of the content or suitability.

Usually we've been informed in advance. Then we've been able to inform the teacher of the age restriction and it's been withdrawn. Where there is no age restriction, but we're concerned about our kids seeing a particulary film, we inform the teacher that our child is not to watch it. There's never been a problem with them respecting our wishes.

We've also told our kids that if a film is being shown and they're unhappy with it, they should request to leave the classroom. This has happened a few times, and usually a few other kids will want to leave as well.

Why teachers don't check these things out beforehand is beyond me. But a few respectful parental complaints is all that's needed.
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did he enjoy it? hangover 1 is better
)) Thank you for your comment )) You def made the whole thing seem not so wrong ))

I totally agree the first part was much better
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Oh, the whole "too mature" aspect? Well, a kid's gotta find out what a Thai ladyboy is sometime.
This was the first image that came to my mind when I heard "Hangover" )
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Why teachers don't check these things out beforehand is beyond me. But a few respectful parental complaints is all that's needed.
Thank you for your comment. I have already written to the teacher asking him to be so kind and to check movies in future.

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)) Thank you for your comment )) You def made the whole thing seem not so wrong ))

I totally agree the first part was much better

While I agree that there definitely was questionable judgment involved with regard to movie selection, I have a few questions:

1. What age students are we talking about here?
To my recollection, "primary" is after "elementary" which, in the US, is generally k - 6, so "primary" would be students above 12yo...? "Primary school" seems a bit of an outdated term to me, used my my mother and her mother when discussing my mother's schooling, this is why I'm unsure.

2. Why were some students "able" to watch the movie and others "able" to go do crafts?
Perhaps the kids were given some kind of notification about the movie selection and some parents chose to take opportunity to avail their kids of another activity... and your child decided not to give you that chance. Is that possible?
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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

this must have been at one of the international schools, because everybody knows that laughter is not permitted in the local schools.

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To my recollection, "primary" is after "elementary"
Nope, just another term for the same thing, grades 1-6 in many places, 1-5 here.

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I have a few questions:

1. What age students are we talking about here?


2. Why were some students "able" to watch the movie and others "able" to go do crafts?

1. Well, they are in year 6. So, there are 11-12 yo children. And the film has "R" rating that is for 17+

2. I am not sure about how it works in their school, but as fas as I know, first part of the year one half of the class is sewing-crafting etc. And the second half of the class is watching films. After holidays they change. So, my son will be watching movies after Christmas.
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this must have been at one of the international schools, because everybody knows that laughter is not permitted in the local schools.


Nope, local school it is.
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My son told me today that half of the class wathed Hangover 2 at school while other half was at some craft lessons.

Does the teacher :

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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

If you check the German Wikipedia. You see that the FSK rates Hang Over 2 as 12+.
So showing this film to 12 year olds seems perfectly acceptable to me.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangover_2
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If you check the German Wikipedia. You see that the FSK rates Hang Over 2 as 12+.
So showing this film to 12 year olds seems perfectly acceptable to me.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangover_2

I check here http://www.filmratings.com/filmRatings_Cara/#/home/
and here www.imdb.com

But thank you for your link

Although, I do believe that such movies should not be shown at school and it is up to parents to decide if they wish their child to watch movies with such content.
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Why teachers don't check these things out beforehand is beyond me.
Because they don't have time/can't be arsed? For the record, I would never show kids something I hadn't watched myself!

In Spanish class when I was about 15, we watched a film of which I can't remember the name right now. Part way through, the subtitles read something like "first I want to f*** you in the a***, then in your c***, then in your a*** again". The teacher, who was reading something rather than watching the film herself, suddenly got a look of utter horror on her face and switched the film off in a flash. I think she probably learned her lesson after that...
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I check here http://www.filmratings.com/filmRatings_Cara/#/home/
and here www.imdb.com

But thank you for your link.
Yes, but those are English-language sites, why would a Swiss teacher use foreign language sites?

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Re: Hangover 2 at a primary school

Maybe I'm just way too old fashioned but wtf are kids doing watching movies at school? And for a whole half a term? Aren't they supposed to be kind of taught stuff? I'm actually a bit shocked that's allowed at all - any movie - any rating. The only things we were allowed to watch at school were if there was a film of a Shakespeare we were studying or something
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1. Well, they are in year 6. So, there are 11-12 yo children. And the film has "R" rating that is for 17+

2. I am not sure about how it works in their school, but as fas as I know, first part of the year one half of the class is sewing-crafting etc. And the second half of the class is watching films. After holidays they change. So, my son will be watching movies after Christmas.
They take turns watching films or doing crafts? Is this mandatory? Are all schools like that? I don't mind if they're showing educational films, but I would be VERY upset if it was mostly just for entertainment (one here and there as a treat, maybe, but not on a regular basis).
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