Two Chinese kindergarten teachers have been arrested in Dezhou, Shandong Province, after allegedly binding toddlers with duct tape.
A surveillance video of the incident, which is said to have occurred on Sept. 23, has been doing the rounds on Chinese social media.
According to Chinese news website The Paper, the children were all in the second grade and aged between three and four.
Around 12 other children who were in the classroom at the time are said to have witnessed the incident.
The two teachers, pleasingly named Song and Dong, were arrested by local police the following day.
Angry parents hung a banner outside the school, accusing teachers of hitting, insulting and threatening their children.
The Duo Lai Mi Child Education Centre has since been closed after authorities found it had been operating without a license.
Source: The Paper
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Ok, so the teachers should not have done that. But meanwhile the same kids are being taught by their grandparents that it's ok to take a crap in a trash can in department store or run around on the subway train disturbing passengers. I know a Chinese family where the daughter has pretty serious behavourial issues due to the fact that the parents apply no code of practice to the child at all. They just let her run amok, throwing things at other kids. Then they smile and say 'So naughty ah'. Sure, Chinese teachers need to learn how to deal with kids, but Chinese parents and grandparents need to learn how to parent the child too. No one is taking responsibility for this. I met a Chinese woman who sends her kid to 'Behaviour Classes'. I thought, what's wrong with you teaching your child about this?
Sep 27, 2017 07:38 Report Abuse
Actually, I used to use a small amount of scotch tape on a really naughty boy in one of my classes. It was weak enough that he could stand up out of his chair and break it at any point but it was also enough to stop him running around the class and climbing up the curtains when I was trying to read a story to the rest of the class, nothing wrong with that. I bet that's all that happened here and yet it's made to sound like something Ted Bundy pulled off.
Sep 28, 2017 19:20 Report Abuse
Nothing wrong with that? Only the fact that it is ILLEGAL, both here and in Western countries. Perhaps however now that you know it is wrong you might invest some time in learning proper classroom control measures. Or you could keep on taping naughty kids to their chairs, only one day to pick on the wrong kid and get arrested and booted out of China.
Oct 04, 2017 22:03 Report Abuse
=For a start, it wasn't in China, secondly, the child turned out to be autistic and the homeroom teachers used to beat the children in Thailand (something I would never dream of doing!). Thirdly, there's a massive difference between a single thread of scotch tape and cocooning someone in masking tape. Finally, dealing with 30+ K1 kids in a school where the resources are limited, Thai teachers are too lazy to help you because they're playing on their phones and the administration are too dumb to recognize the fact that many of their children have serious issues and are too proud to take advice from a foreigner is something I doubt you've ever had to deal with. Try doing it for 1000 USD a month on a ten-month contract whilst making border runs every three months for a new visa, all at your own expense.
Oct 15, 2017 11:20 Report Abuse
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