Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:19:54 AM
In other news, here you can smoke your way to cancer and drink yourself to death (if you buy all your booze beforehand and not while intoxicated) but apparently theres going to be a ban on tanning beds.
Huh. I am extremely pale (like, whitest kid you know white) but that seems odd. In moderation it's not that bad compared to some other vices. Also vit D deficiencies/underexposure complications, rickets etc kill more people annually then overexposure to UV. It`s also used to treat SA to ban it. Restrict it to over 18s/adults for sure, just like booze and cigs, and theres always going to be the idiots like this woman taking it too far (just like people with booze and cigs) but hey, were not the body police.
Preservice teacher here (Aka someone currently studying education) in Aus.
We are obligated by law in Australia (And America I also believe where this occurred) to report any and all cases of suspected child neglect or abuse to the relevant authorities. If someone's child shown up badly sunburnt and claimed their mother took them into a tanning booth we would be, by law, required to report it regardless of whether or not we thought the mothers story was accurate.
It`s the same as if a kid says their parent hit them (or shown up to school with unexplained bruising or shown other signs of possible mistreatment). They could just be lying, but we never take that risk. By law and policy, we must report. I firmly believe in that law too. It`s not work risking a childs welfare because a teacher thinks it is ok/suspects them of lying.