Saw this in a local elementary school. .. It's the tard room... or tardis, if you will
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#150 - memescomefromb (01/31/2013) [-]
They've had these for years, I don't understand why everyone is surprised. We had one in my elementary school too. It was for when kids just went haywire and put teachers and students at risk. The only time it ever got used was when a kid was biting, scratching, kicking, and punching students and teachers. He was 						*******					 STRONG and instead of having a bunch of people try to  restrain him and possibly hurt him, they put him in the padded room until the parents came and calmed him down.
They've had these for years, I don't understand why everyone is surprised. We had one in my elementary school too. It was for when kids just went haywire and put teachers and students at risk. The only time it ever got used was when a kid was biting, scratching, kicking, and punching students and teachers. He was ******* STRONG and instead of having a bunch of people try to restrain him and possibly hurt him, they put him in the padded room until the parents came and calmed him down.
#149 - riccostar (01/31/2013) [-]
TCU

Tard Containment Unit
#148 - DeeJayBee (01/31/2013) [-]
NOT THE BOX!!!
User avatar #147 - themastertroller (01/31/2013) [-]
what exactly is this?
#142 - anonymous (01/31/2013) [-]
My school had one of those... but there was a noose hanging in it.
User avatar #136 - steil (01/31/2013) [-]
We had one of those, except it wasnt very safe. It was all cement
User avatar #135 - rutgers (01/31/2013) [-]
hotbox
#134 - anonymous (01/31/2013) [-]
This is great, I absolutely love it. I think we should stop thinking of kids as being fragile and innocent. Punishment in whatever form is always justifiable for bad behavior. It would be doing a great disservice to children if we did not punish them.

Some children kick, scream, and bite. This is the best way that I can think of to deal with that. Having it as an option would be only beneficial.
#145 to #134 - pachecodos (01/31/2013) [-]
nowadays everybody wants to have an opinion without the work that takes to have an opinion

I don't know what's the best way to educate children. But I know there are voices in favour of punishment and voices against it. Let's hear the truly documented opinions and then reach some conclusion.
#133 - thanxforallthefish (01/31/2013) [-]
Walls can't hold me!
User avatar #131 - zafara ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
I wonder how many kids purposely lock themselves in there just to see if they can get out.
User avatar #130 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Whoever thought that was a necessity for a school ought to be given a few hours in there himself.

That there is just begging for the children to develop claustrophobia, authority issues, depression, anger issues and god knows what else.
If someone freaks out, you don't isolate them, you calm them down like human beings. Calm conversations at their pace, that's how you fix psychological issues, that cell is how you breed them.
User avatar #143 to #130 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Wow, it's just sad that the use of such torture chambers has been indoctrinated thoroughly enough into modern American culture that you guys are defending it against legitimate facts and ethics.
User avatar #137 to #130 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
AS A CHILD, WHEN I STARTED SHOUTING, MY PARENTS LOCKED ME IN MY ROOM AND I TURNED OUT JUST ******* FINE YOU LITTLE *************
User avatar #139 to #137 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Yes, I can tell by your use of capital letters.
User avatar #167 to #166 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
I know that, hence why I responded with a joke of my own rather than an accusation.
User avatar #140 to #139 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
If you didn't catch on, I was joking.
However, the part about getting locked in my room was true and it taught me respect. I'm in university doing a degree in mathematics now
User avatar #152 to #140 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
I sort of expected as much.
Though the respect you learned is honestly more akin to brainwashing. Respect is something you show because you believe the recipient deserves it, not because you were taught to.
What you actually learn by that kind of punishment is just to act respectfully towards authority figures whether they deserve it or not, so as to avoid unwanted attention. While such a lesson can save your hide at times, it's still one that should never be needed in the first place.
User avatar #153 to #152 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
So what do you suppose we start doing instead? Letting them run around screaming and wrecking everything? Or maybe we should start hitting them again?
User avatar #156 to #153 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
No, you talk to them. Not at them, but rather follow their pace to calm them down.
If you're worried about how to safely do that at a school, you could take that room, make it a few times bigger, add some pillows, soft toys and a pair of beanbags, then the teacher or another school employee could sit down and try to help the kid.
User avatar #157 to #156 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
Have you ever tried trying to get an angry child to talk to you? Or ask them to go into a specific room? They will not give the littlest of ***** about what you have to say
User avatar #160 to #157 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
We're a very close family and I'm the third oldest of eight cousins on my mother's side, with a ninth and an aunt coming this year around my birthday. So yes, I have, and I've succeeded.
User avatar #161 to #160 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
Well then your family is a bit of an oddity.
Anyway, I need sleep so let's call it a dead heat. I tip my metaphorical hat to you
User avatar #163 to #161 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Sure is, when I was at a family party at my aunt's this Christmas, not even everyone on my mother's side was there, but we had to line up in three rows to fit everyone there in a picture.
#146 to #140 - pachecodos (01/31/2013) [-]
I don't think your room is comparable to THAT room
User avatar #151 to #146 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
True but I think you're over-selling the science behind this. I mean, **** , the generation before us were hit by their parents and were indirectly involved in several wars.
If they can do that and be fine, we can let a kid sit in a room for 5 minutes
User avatar #154 to #151 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Even so, can you say that you want to be as strict as your parents were to you, or do you want to act differently when you become a parent?
In my opinion, you can't say you were raised correctly unless you can look back at your childhood and honestly think "That's how I want to treat my kids."

And remember that everyone is different, what one kid can shrug off can break another. When I was little my idea of playing was going behind the corner of a house and just sitting there alone(my parents' words, not mine, I was too small to remember), and while I took no damage from doing so, many people have developed sociopathic tendencies from that very same form of self-isolation.
User avatar #155 to #154 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
But that also means that if you treat the kids too nicely, some will grow up to be perfectly nice people and others will just become wasters or resent the government for not trying hard enough with them.
The only way to truly get the best out of every kid is make a specifically designed system for every child. That's just not possible
User avatar #158 to #155 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Well, optimally the government would be trying hard enough, though some places that just seems like a farfetched dream.
Still though, teaching your kid how the world works is part of raising them properly, you just do it by telling them rather than emulating the punishments and by rewarding correct behavior. Positive reinforcement actually gets a lot more done than correctional punishment does.
User avatar #159 to #158 - olmesy (01/31/2013) [-]
Can't we do both? Reward them for being good and when we lock them in the padded room, we explain why we had to do that
User avatar #162 to #159 - TheMather ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Doing so only causes them to try to avoid punishment, leading them to become the much known stereotype who does good only for the rewards and does bad when they can get away with it.
When a child misbehaves, what you need to emphasize to correct the behavior isn't that it was wrong, but why it was wrong by making him think about the direct consequences of his actions, such as who was hurt, rather than what will happen to him afterwards.
User avatar #129 - mrfourtysevenman (01/31/2013) [-]
i was in special ed
my school had one of those.
if an autistic kid got all pissy the teacher would say '"do you want 15 minutes in the anger box?"
and the kid would disgruntly scream "YES"
that teacher won teacher of the year award.
User avatar #127 - furryflava (01/31/2013) [-]
lol the blue strip at the top says "Where am I?"
+3
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#120 - emmyizme (01/31/2013) [-]
For those days when you just need to SCREAM it out.
User avatar #119 - bakinboy (01/31/2013) [-]
what the **** . is your elementary school for criminally insane children?
User avatar #118 - thedutchs (01/31/2013) [-]
The moment I see that I would start asking questions.

Who the ****** bright idea was this?
#122 to #118 - anonymous (01/31/2013) [-]
Theyhave these in all the downs syndrome rooms.
Its the tard locker.
User avatar #124 to #122 - thedutchs (01/31/2013) [-]
That's really messed up.
User avatar #111 - xmonke (01/31/2013) [-]
WTF, it's like prison when you have to go to "the box".
#110 - kainhall ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
that makes me mad.... insted of dealing with a freak out, or a tard...they jsut throw them in their. thats going to **** some people up later in life...school shooting anyone?

**** , half the time they freak out is for attention...locking them in a box is not the right way....

its like now schools have a recource officer... so when 2 5 graders get into a pushing match on the playground, insted of a detention and mabey OSS/ISS, they go to jail, build a record, ETC. its schools not wanting to deal with the responsibility of dealing with people....
#112 to #110 - anonymous (01/31/2013) [-]
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#114 to #112 - kainhall ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
post that under a user name anon.... i think i did quite well for my dyslectic self.

wiat, why im a replying to an anon...they dont get the notification. o well, whatever, nevermind
#108 - anonymous (01/31/2013) [-]
its the tard box we use to have one at my elementary school to.
#144 to #108 - flyingwalrusman (01/31/2013) [-]
sounds like it should be bigger on the inside
#132 to #108 - onkii (01/31/2013) [-]
i laughed at how nonchalantly you said that.


"oh don't worry gais it's just the tard box"


User avatar #123 to #108 - lolshadowjewtwo (01/31/2013) [-]
"It's the tard box"
the tard box
tard box
OH MY GOD MY SIDES
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