A briefing document by the Manifesto Club shows that schools’ monitoring of ‘racist incidents’ has continued and expanded, with a new trend of recording kids’ ‘prejudice’ based on gender, sexuality, ‘home circumstances’ and special needs.
The briefing document argues that these recording systems intervene in everyday playground interaction, as well as undermining teachers’ authority and ability to deal with incidents in a proportionate manner.
- Media coverage:
‘Fat bucket’ isn’t the worst thing you can call a child. ‘Bigot’ is, Sarah Oliver, Daily Mail, 4 January
Is your five-year-old a bigot and a racist?, 4 January, Guardian
School pupils blacklisted for hate crimes in the playground, 2 January, Gloucestershire Echo
Are Brighton children being labelled bigots over playground taunts?, Brighton and Hove News, 2 January
Branded bigots at the age of THREE, Daily Mail, 2 January