Can You Believe This Mom?! Wants School to Redo Yearbook

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  1. Tasha

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    Ours actually said that you must wear proper undergarments, what a novel idea :whistle:
     
  2. Blue

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    What happened to the year book censors?
     
  3. Iowa_Teacher

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    I'm looking at it this way: She wants all the books collected...in today's world with all the technology, don't you think someone has photographed/scanned/imaged the picture by now since it's been such a big deal? So even if they collect them, it'll still be out there and she's inviting more ridicule by blowing it so out of proportion..I mean, talking to CNN about a yearbook picture??
     
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    Absolutely. The yearbook moderater should routinely go through each and every picture looking for any hint of a problem. So should whichever adult is associated with that particular picture-- at least in our school, the moderator is given the picture and asked to list the name of each student in it. So before the book is published, at least 2 adults have scrutinized any picture that appears.

    That said-- the picture only reveals what the young lady herself revealed. No one DID anything to her-- they didn't alter the picture with the purpose of embarassing her. They captured her action. If she revealed her privates to the photographer, then that's what they captured.

    Just totally going out on a limb here: if this ever made it to court, and they determined that this indeed was NOT a shadow, could the girl and the school be arrested for kiddie porn???
     
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    Ok, in that case you would have to arrest the photographer for taking the picture... the school for distributing it... and all the students with one arrested for possession... and the girl for POSING! :dizzy:
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    Oh, I'm not suggesting that it's a good or appropriate idea. Just extrapolating on the whole "sexting" phenomenon.
     
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    OH, I know. :)
     
  8. brigidy

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    You know Alice, I was thinking along those lines, if the school knows that picture is there...and still distributes it to the students...could there be ramifications?
     
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    I'd use a sharpie and put a longer skirt or slacks on the picture of that girl!
    Done. :D
     
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    My friend is a yearbook advisor in her school and there was a kid who was not supposed to be photographed or put in the book for any reason (his mother requested it in writing at the beginning of the year). Somehow a picture of him ended up in the yearbook (I think it was just the side of his face or something). She had to order these non-removable stickers that will tear the page if they try to take them off. So there is another option.

    Did you see the related story on CNN? There was a page that the kids all signed and was printed in all the yearbooks. Someone wrote "Fat A++" under an overweight girls name and something similar to another student. They were distributed without anyone noticing it, and it was written really big. THAT is the school's fault and they should do something about it in my opinion.

    I wish I could see the picture of the other girl with no underwear. Not to be gross, but from the blurred out version, it seems like there is no way you would be able to see anything anyway.
     
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    sicko. JUST KIDDING!! :haha: Silverspoons, I feel the same way! I want to see that photo too; I'll bet it's not as bad as the mom is making it out to be!

    And for goodness sakes...that's what's wrong with SOME members of our society...they want to go around blaming everyone else for their problems/issues. She should have chewed her daughter out. They both have nerve.
    I hope the school lets it be.
     
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    Luv the idea about the non-removable stickers!
    And that is so rude...writing "Fat A_ _" under someone's photo...that IS the school's fault. :mad:
     
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    :lol:

    And a kick in the butt for the mom for whining!
     
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    As a yearbook advisor, I will tell you that it is almost impossible to scrutinize every single picture that goes in your book, especially if you're at a large school. You TRY to check everything, and you HOPE that your editors are looking over things carefully, but in my last book, there were literally thousands of pictures. Sometimes, things slip through.

    I don't think the school should reprint the yearbook in the case of the girl with no underwear. The picture does not blatantly show the girl's private area.

    The book with FAT A@@ written in it... yeah, that's a big issue. That's something that has to be corrected.

    For those of you who don't know, a typical yearbook at a large high school (about 3,500 kids) costs around $50,000 to produce. I don't know of any public school that has its book purchased by the school. Most schools rely on advertisements to offset the cost of the book.
     
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    Not wearing underwear...especially when wearing a dress...what an idiot.
     

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