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I Caned At School

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    I grew up as the daughter of two ex-pats in

    what Botswana in the late 60s and 70s. At that time corporal punishment was widely used, both at school and at home. By today's standards it would have been considered severe. I would be interested in chatting to others who grew up within the ex-pat community or who received...
    IsabelRider IsabelRider 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    I am now in my early seventies,

    and retired after a more than forty year career as a teacher, which ended a few years ago now. I was on the receiving end of corporal punishment at school and will write about that, but I have much more experience from the other side of the equation. I started my career in the...
    OGrimWade OGrimWade 70+, M 5 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    Caning - A few people have asked me how I caned

    when I was a headmaster. Firstly, caning was relatively rare. Most boys or girls who were sent to me for discipline would either be smacked by hand or with a plimsol or strap. The cane was reserved for the most serious offences, for example cheating or bullying. While I say...
    oldmanjimbo oldmanjimbo 70+, M 3 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    Any persons who caned at school

    or still use the cane at home?
    cobiba1975 cobiba1975 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 5, 2014

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    Caned With Pyjamas Down At Boarding School

    I was at a school only for one term as my father was changing jobs. It was a good private boarding school, but they also made good use of the cane. I was nine at the time. At 8.00 pm we had to wash and get into our pyjamas ready to jump into bed at 8.30 at lights out, and remain...
    chikki753347 chikki753347 61-65, M 9 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I worked as a teacher in the UK from 1952

    and as a headteacher from 1967. I taught mainly in three private preparatory schools for pupils from the ages of 5 to 13 (two of them from 8 to 13). For the majority of my career, corporal punishment was liberally used in the schools in which I worked. I firmly believe that...
    oldmanjimbo oldmanjimbo 70+, M 9 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    Caught Watching Others Caned

    At my prep school a lot of us liked to see other boys getting whacked, be it with the slipper or cane. It was especially good if you were not waiting to get it yourself. The best whackings to watch were the ones on the bare bottom where the victim had to take his pants down prior...
    chikki753347 chikki753347 61-65, M 7 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Caned In Front Of The School

    I was caught shoplifting in a clothes shop after school one day. One of my friends was also involved but he was able to run off. Unfortunately there was also another boy from our school there and the store detective collared him too as he was in same uniform as me and he had...
    alan1054 alan1054 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Caned With 13 Other Boys!

    It was a very cold day and despite the fact that we were all supposed to be out on the playing field and tarmac some boys in my class got together with boys in another class to arrange a 5 a side football game in the corridor. Everything was going ok, we were not too raucous and...
    alan1054 alan1054 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Being sent to the Headmaster’s Study was one

    of the worst feelings for a schoolboy. Worse still was having your name read out at the end of Assembly. One afternoon, when we were in the third form, three of us were caught by a master throwing flour bombs at the railway station. He had told us he was going to report us to...
    schoolgreyshorts schoolgreyshorts 56-60, M 3 Responses May 5, 2014

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    Smoking

    We were having a crafty ciggy behing the sports chaning room. But not that craft as we got caught n marched to the heads study. We stood out side nose close to wall hands on head.... We knew the drill. Nervioulsy awaiting out fate . The swcretary told us to go in so we entered...
    thegaychef thegaychef 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    So, I'm a Catholic but attended more public schooling than private. My husband is a cradle Catholic. We chose to send our children to a Catholic elementary school (the same one I...
    FindingBetterWay FindingBetterWay 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    There's a difference. School, for me, is receiving packets, getting yelled at by impatient teachers, being ignored, not getting the help I need because the teacher is too busy, and...
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    Most of us of a certain age got the cane at school at least once. I was 11 when I got it the first time (and the only time at school), still in junior school. I used a word in...
    alanbt alanbt 61-65, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Not just high school. I hated school in general. I used to beg to stay home not that it ever did a bit of good. My parents would say you aren't the only person in the world who...
    jamlham jamlham 31-35, F Feb 11

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    I see all you younger and it makes me think about what I went through. Break ups, he said she said, fake friends and trying to fit in somewhere. Well I never fit in anywhere but...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F Feb 12

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    ok so we was at the dinner table eating our dinner in peace, and then we was rudely interrupted by mom's phone. it was the school calling mom to tell her that I skipped school...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    I started to study at an open school years ago,i chose to study there instead of going to normal school because i hated a lot of kids at my old school.i only have to go to this...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    Ok I want to post something. I need to get this off my chest. I want to know why my school singles me out. The reason why I believe this is that I have gone down memory lane at the...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Graduate school might not be for me. I am not the type that would be able to throw his life satisfaction away in favor of academia. Recently there's been a lot of grad school...
    RainMazerra4 RainMazerra4 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Well it looks like I won't make it to school again today... it's 3:30 AM and as usual i can't sleep because im terrified of the dark for reasons i still don't know. Sitting here on...
    RnneKK RnneKK 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    My whole time in school from Kindergarten through 6th grade in grade school, 7-8th grades in Junior High/Middle school, and all through 9-12th grades in High school I was bullied...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My high school looks like a DMV Mental Institution. I went to so many other high schools for matches and you can literally fit my entire school into half of their entire school...
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I transferred to a catholic high school and the experience is MUCH different. First, the school is so small, everyone knows everything about everyone. Second, the teachers baby you...
    KGenny KGenny 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I am home schooled and its okay. I do well in school, I like it and would like to be in regular school but my Aunt is really protective of me and worried about my health and stuff...
    jillibeanz jillibeanz 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I love my school. We don't say high school. In my country we go to secondary school aged 11 and stay til 18. It's lovely. The teachers are all people who live in our community. And...
    AnaSimla AnaSimla 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Its not that I hate school in general but I particularly loathe this school. I was going to go to a visual and performing arts if I got to audition and got accepted but I was...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    and it was unfair! I am usually a very nice person, I have been in school for a long time and I have NEVER gotten in trouble to where I was sent to the principals office. I just...
    ForeverUninvited ForeverUninvited 22-25, F Feb 10

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    Blah. Not willingly. School suggested my mother home school me because I never spoke in school, and if they made me, I had horrible anxiety. She agreed, but after the year was over...
    AngelaNix AngelaNix 22-25, F Feb 12

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    High school really stuck out in my life. I Grew up in P.A. And moved when I was 10. I started middle school and had to sorta shadow some people I met in other classes...
    Nightwheel Nightwheel 16-17, M Feb 15

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    I am going back to school but I don't want to go back. Everyone including my teachers make me feel stupid. I can't do anything and no cares. If I have a problem at school no one...
    cloudycarnage cloudycarnage 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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    So for Monday and Tuesday we had ice so we didn't go to school. Today there was school but I go outside and it's snowing while raining and I'm like seriously. Hopefully we can go...
    adorbsruby adorbsruby 13-15, F a week ago

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    I don't even know why I decided to write on this matter 'cause it's so normal to any South-asian students like me. Punishment I got in my elementary school n middle school is...
    Revika Revika 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was at a school that was based on the English system of discipline - and I am grateful that I did attend that school. I also think that family values were instilled n you both...
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish Summer would be the only season that existed. I hate my school so much! My school is different from most schools. I swear to God they practically kill kids with homework. No...
    PassionateIndifference PassionateIndifference 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I began grad school tentatively. I knew that it was going to be tough and potentially not rewarding (degree inflation is so rampant nowadays). Knowing this didn't safeguard me...
    coloraturajocie coloraturajocie 22-25, F Feb 5

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    I'm 15 in whittlens springs middle school any bi or gay guy that go there or if you go to futon high school leat me now
    jacobnipper jacobnipper 13-15 1 Response Feb 6

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    I was at school one day and I was just talking to my favorite teacher (she's 23 and really pretty) at the end of the day. Then I fel the urge to poop, s o I started pushing. She...
    ac18 ac18 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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