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Friday, June 15, 2012

Food for Thought

Well, the world of blogging has hit the headlines today. I shouldn't think anyone is now unaware of NeverSeconds, a blog by a 9 year old girl reviewing her school lunches. It looks like she will now be allowed to carry on with her blog as the council appears to have come to it's senses.

Two points I would like to make though.

1) The council were very quick to attack a nine year old who hadn't really done anything, (the problem coming from a national newspaper who used the blog to make a point), in order to protect it's employees, the "dinner ladies". Yet, when a councils' other employees, teachers and TA's, are attacked by students online, they seem somewhat reticent to get involved as those students have the right to self-expression. It seems it'd easier to deal with a 9 year old than a group of bolshie teenagers.

2) Amongst the many directives that the government has sent down to schools are to get children engaged with the online world in a responsible way, to encourage children to be involved in activities that widen their horizons and for a school to have links with a school in another part of the world. If you read her blog whe appears to be very intelligent in the way she approaches her blogging, is talking to people all over the world and engaging with children around the world and encouraging them to join in with her idea. In addition she is raising money for feeding kids in Africa. Still, at least she is learning early that in Britain for all the talk of encouraging success nobody likes someone who is. And that girl is a real success.

5 Comments:

  • Nine years old... with four million blog views and rising.

    Precocious brat.

    Seriously though: good for her.

    And the publicity hasn't done her page views or her fund-raising any harm at all!

    By Blogger Masher, At 9:17 PM  

  • Nine years old... with four million blog views and rising.

    Precocious brat.

    Seriously though: good for her.

    And the publicity hasn't done her page views or her fund-raising any harm at all!

    By Blogger Masher, At 9:17 PM  

  • So good, I said it twice.

    Apparently.

    Not sure how that happened.

    Sorry.

    By Blogger Masher, At 9:18 PM  

  • I don't know how I missed this post! It seems that she was banned from posting pictures last week but is now allowed to do so again. Her charity has been so well supported that they have over £40,000 raised now!

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 4:04 PM  

  • Argyle and Bute got their approach on this wrong from their very first touch of the metaphorical ball. Their press releases were crafted by a semi-literate, recently captured baboon, their strategic thought-processes were the product of a dead housefly, and their approach to good PR had been put together by a student of Chairman Mao.

    By Blogger Brennig, At 2:29 PM  

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