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Am I old and out of touch?

(82 Posts)
Daddima Wed 12-Aug-20 11:15:25

I should have known better than to look at Facebook, and the many ‘ back to school’ pictures ( Scotland goes back today or tomorrow).
I feel sad and a wee bit angry looking at pictures of primary school girls in micro-skirts and black fishnet tights pouting like pornstars, and their mothers captioning the pictures with ‘ she’s so grown up’ or ‘ where did my little girl go?’ They’re ten years old, for God’s sake!

I need to lie down now.

timetogo2016 Wed 12-Aug-20 11:20:03

That`s exactly why i don`t go on Facebook Daddima.
Some of these parents need to realise the danger they are encouraging their daughters into.
Pathetic beyond belief.

tanith Wed 12-Aug-20 11:22:26

No I don’t think you are, I see the same with primary school children every day when our very close Academy is open it’s very sad.

Humbertbear Wed 12-Aug-20 11:22:34

Who are your FB friends? None of my friends post such pictures and I am in groups which give me local information and art groups which give me help and support.

ginny Wed 12-Aug-20 11:35:14

I was about to say the same as Humbertbear
Check your privacy settings and go through your friends list and get rid of any who are not ‘actually friends.

Oopsminty Wed 12-Aug-20 11:39:12

No primary school children in my area would be seen in fishnet tights and mini skirts

Never heard such a thing!

Secondary school is a different matter. Once they hit 13, their taste tends to change

GillT57 Wed 12-Aug-20 12:04:30

Good grief, not on any of the posts I see. Rather a harsh condemnation of all school children based on a couple of ill advised photos by some rather stupid parents who will probably be back on the same pages in a day or so grumbling that their precious child has been sent home for contravening uniform regulations. Just ignore the fools

Teetime Wed 12-Aug-20 12:11:16

Several schools near us its only the older ones 15+ who dress up at weekends the schools here are very good.

Jane10 Wed 12-Aug-20 12:22:59

I see some awful sights near us. Can only assume that their parents don't realise they go out dressed like they do.

TrendyNannie6 Wed 12-Aug-20 12:27:43

I know what you mean about short skirts but to be honest I’ve not seen any dressed that way, not pouting anyway, not from primary school. But I did see a woman walking along last year with a young child maybe 7/8 years old wearing a T-shirt which read Too many boys not enough time! I must admit that did shock me, obviously the T-shirt didn’t bother the mother

BlueSky Wed 12-Aug-20 12:27:53


I was about to say the same as Humbertbear
Check your privacy settings and go through your friends list and get rid of any who are not ‘actually friends.

Agree with Ginny

Parsley3 Wed 12-Aug-20 12:31:59

No primary school children in fishnet tights near me. Just school uniforms. Sorry to disappoint.

Callistemon Wed 12-Aug-20 12:55:38

Strict school uniform here at secondary level and a uniform at primary level too.

Were they wearing plimsolls?

tanith Wed 12-Aug-20 12:59:14

The children I see are definitely primary in school uniform not so much the fishnet tights, black usually but short skirts and large handbags instead of school bags maybe they lower the skirts in school but it’s not a good look for under 12s.

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 12-Aug-20 13:08:17

I doubt that the clothes were ‘ back to school clothes’ probably dressing up or birthday party clothes.

I just object to people putting photos of any children on the Internet until the children are old enough to agree or disagree.
My GCs are 14 and 16, neither of them want any photos of themselves on social media, so it would have been a gross invasion of their privacy if my DD1 had been putting their pictures on her social media sites. (She hadnt of course)

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 12-Aug-20 13:09:38

Actually, there was one photo that GD agreed to have on FB, she had her long hair cut very short to help raise funds for her best friend who was terminally ill with Cancer, she was 13/14 at the time.

Callistemon Wed 12-Aug-20 13:13:55

large handbags

Backpacks here, thank goodness, as they have so much to carry. Each day is like a route march with full kit.

paddyanne Wed 12-Aug-20 14:34:32

No schoolbags allowed in our schools for the forseeable a bid to stop infection.All packed lunches have to be in disposable containers and disposed of in school bins. Skirts ...I well remember rolling up my skirt and so did almost every girl I knew in my all girls convent school .Of course the nuns made us roll the waisband back down .. but we always managed to keep them shorter than the mid knee we were told to wear. That was in the mid sixties,its fashion and it wont ever go away ,we just have to let our girls enjoy it whiile keeping a close watch on WHO they spend time with on or off the internet .My mother who was born in the 20's ..the 1920's used to tell my dad to stop moaning about skirts or eye makeup...she'd tell him " at that age they'd be as well dead as out of fashion at least thats what they think"

AllotmentLil Wed 12-Aug-20 14:42:48

DGC back to school today, both look lovely in their uniforms. But they’ve been told they have to have a clean set of clothes everyday - doesn’t any parent have five complete sets of school uniform?! DD is ultra (too!) fussy about cleanliness but she certainly doesn’t!

Galaxy Wed 12-Aug-20 14:46:48

Yes clothes to be washed every day. No blazers because of the impracticality of this.

BlueBelle Wed 12-Aug-20 14:47:05

I d really query who your friends are on fb daddima none of mine have ever posted anything like you describe at all

Paddyanne I too was at an all girls convent and yes we rolled our skirts up around the waist I m still in touch with friends who were boarders and they tell me how they used to hang out the window at night smoking surely we ve all broken the age rules
How do your school kids manage without bags paddyanne all their books are kept in them ??? My granddaughter practically takes a suitcase (well a tiny exaggeration but not much)

Puzzler61 Wed 12-Aug-20 14:47:31

I was a skirt roller-upper too paddyanne 😊

Charleygirl5 Wed 12-Aug-20 14:48:40

I live close to a secondary school and it is a strict school uniform but I have noticed at lunchtime or after school, the skirts are hiked up to mini skirts but they did not start off at that length early am. Definitely no fishnets.

MrsEggy Wed 12-Aug-20 14:53:41

When I went to high school in the fifties we had to kneel to check our skirts did not touch the ground. The "New Look", mid calf, was strictly forbidden!

Esspee Wed 12-Aug-20 14:54:58

I knew a teacher who, when asked what classes she taught responded with “the 3 T’s”.
When asked to clarify she would say ”Tarts, Toe-rags and Thugs”