Wednesday, April 04, 2007

'Web torture' public school named

"One of Britain's top independent schools is under police investigation over allegations of pupil bullying [ie pupils bullying other pupils] involving the use of images of torture, murder and child pornography," reported The Sunday Times last weekend. "The 'cyber-bullying' is alleged to have happened on numerous occasions over a period of about a year ... any intended victim ... would be restrained in a chair and forced to watch ... websites featuring material such as sexual abuse of children, sexual torture of adults and explicit scenes of bestiality."

For reasons best known to the paper - which itself is not unacquainted with bullying practices - it failed to name the school. The school in question is Westminster.

3 comments:

steph said...

why? why would a school take this course of action?..To FORCE someone watch abuse IS ABUSE...unbelievable...we call it torture.. Whoever came up with this idea has a few screws loose. Literally and figuratively..
steph

Duralex said...

<< For reasons best known to the paper - which itself is not unacquainted with bullying practices >>

What ? Do you mean that The Sunday Times is literally (I dare not say literarily) powerful enough to restrain its readers in a chair and force them to read it thoroughly ?!! Unbearable barbarity, indeed. :-)

Susan Hill said...

How little has changed in the English public school system in 200 years