Winnie-the-Pooh book teaches Texas kids to ‘run, hide, fight’ in a shooting

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Aletheia wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 4:32 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 9:29 am "Texas schoolchildren as young as four years old are being given Winnie-the-Pooh cartoon books, teaching them to “run, hide, fight” if a gunman enters their building.
How about someone produce a Winnie-the-Pooh book teaching children legal ways to oppose the re-election of any politician who votes against gun control laws?
Title: Pooh and Friends Stand Up for Safety

Text:
Once upon a time in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh and his friends had an important mission. They wanted to make their world a safer place. They knew that some things needed to change, especially when it came to guns. So, they decided to become activists for gun control.

Chapter 1: A Thoughtful Bear
Winnie the Pooh sat under a big oak tree, his honey jar by his side. He thought about his friends and how they could work together to create a safer environment. Pooh realized that they needed to start by learning more about the issue of gun safety.

Chapter 2: Tigger Takes Action
Tigger bounced around the Hundred Acre Wood, spreading the word about gun control. He invited everyone to a meeting at Rabbit's cozy home. There, they discussed the importance of keeping guns away from those who might misuse them and how to oppose politicians who supported gun proliferation.

Chapter 3: Owl's Wisdom
Owl, the wise old bird, shared his knowledge with the group. He explained the importance of understanding both sides of the issue and finding common ground with others. Owl's words encouraged everyone to be respectful when discussing gun control with those who held different opinions.

Chapter 4: Piglet Finds Courage
Piglet was scared to speak up, but he knew that making a change required bravery. With the support of his friends, Piglet found the courage to attend community meetings and express his concerns about gun safety. His small voice became stronger with each word he spoke.

Chapter 5: Eeyore's Empathy
Eeyore, despite his gloomy nature, had a big heart. He reminded everyone that supporting gun control meant caring for the safety and well-being of all. Eeyore encouraged his friends to have empathy for those affected by gun violence and to never give up on their mission.

Chapter 6: Rabbit's Rally
Rabbit used his organizational skills to plan a peaceful rally for gun control. Pooh and his friends created signs with powerful messages, such as "Safety First" and "Protect Our World." They marched together, spreading their message of peace and advocating for change.

Illustrations:

1. Winnie the Pooh sitting thoughtfully under a tree, surrounded by colorful flowers and his beloved honey jar.
2. Tigger bouncing joyfully, inviting his friends to the meeting with a big smile on his face.
3. Owl perched on a branch, sharing his wisdom with Pooh and friends gathered around him.
4. Piglet nervously speaking at a community meeting, with encouraging smiles from Pooh and his friends.
5. Eeyore standing with a compassionate expression, comforting a sad friend and reminding everyone of the importance of empathy.
6. Rabbit leading a peaceful rally, Pooh and his friends marching together with their signs held high, showing their determination for change.

Remember, this book teaches children about advocating for gun control in a peaceful and respectful manner, while opposing politicians who support gun proliferation. It aims to empower young minds to take action for a safer world.
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One problem with the above, Tigger will not enter the public domain until 2024.
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WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 3:59 pm
Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 3:19 pm
Della wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 11:09 am

What are you teaching your kids about staying safe in school?
Their school is big on “run, hide, fight” also… it’s not just a part of this book, it’s a three step method that a lot of schools are using.


If you have a chance, run…if you can’t run, try to hide, if there’s no where to hide, you fight back.

They learn how to fight using desks, tables, chairs, books, they have mace on their keychains, and yea… the teachers (a lot of them) are armed.
Are they also taught what to do in the aftermath like tourniquets and triage?
It depends on the kid… starting in 6th grade they have classes that are super focused on medical care and first aid, then those classes get more and more in depth as electives through high school.

A lot of kids take those classes so there’s about half of the students who know emergency first aid before 9th grade, and after freshman year the classes get more and more in-depth.
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Aletheia wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 4:32 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 9:29 am "Texas schoolchildren as young as four years old are being given Winnie-the-Pooh cartoon books, teaching them to “run, hide, fight” if a gunman enters their building.
How about someone produce a Winnie-the-Pooh book teaching children legal ways to oppose the re-election of any politician who votes against gun control laws?
That starts in 9th grade also. In their civics class they learn about how politicians create legislation and what students can do to sway votes, groups they can create, and then in their senior year they are taught how to run for office themselves.
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SallyMae wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 4:54 pm
Aletheia wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 4:32 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 9:29 am "Texas schoolchildren as young as four years old are being given Winnie-the-Pooh cartoon books, teaching them to “run, hide, fight” if a gunman enters their building.
How about someone produce a Winnie-the-Pooh book teaching children legal ways to oppose the re-election of any politician who votes against gun control laws?
Title: Pooh and Friends Stand Up for Safety

Text:
Once upon a time in the Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh and his friends had an important mission. They wanted to make their world a safer place. They knew that some things needed to change, especially when it came to guns. So, they decided to become activists for gun control.

Chapter 1: A Thoughtful Bear
Winnie the Pooh sat under a big oak tree, his honey jar by his side. He thought about his friends and how they could work together to create a safer environment. Pooh realized that they needed to start by learning more about the issue of gun safety.

Chapter 2: Tigger Takes Action
Tigger bounced around the Hundred Acre Wood, spreading the word about gun control. He invited everyone to a meeting at Rabbit's cozy home. There, they discussed the importance of keeping guns away from those who might misuse them and how to oppose politicians who supported gun proliferation.

Chapter 3: Owl's Wisdom
Owl, the wise old bird, shared his knowledge with the group. He explained the importance of understanding both sides of the issue and finding common ground with others. Owl's words encouraged everyone to be respectful when discussing gun control with those who held different opinions.

Chapter 4: Piglet Finds Courage
Piglet was scared to speak up, but he knew that making a change required bravery. With the support of his friends, Piglet found the courage to attend community meetings and express his concerns about gun safety. His small voice became stronger with each word he spoke.

Chapter 5: Eeyore's Empathy
Eeyore, despite his gloomy nature, had a big heart. He reminded everyone that supporting gun control meant caring for the safety and well-being of all. Eeyore encouraged his friends to have empathy for those affected by gun violence and to never give up on their mission.

Chapter 6: Rabbit's Rally
Rabbit used his organizational skills to plan a peaceful rally for gun control. Pooh and his friends created signs with powerful messages, such as "Safety First" and "Protect Our World." They marched together, spreading their message of peace and advocating for change.

Illustrations:

1. Winnie the Pooh sitting thoughtfully under a tree, surrounded by colorful flowers and his beloved honey jar.
2. Tigger bouncing joyfully, inviting his friends to the meeting with a big smile on his face.
3. Owl perched on a branch, sharing his wisdom with Pooh and friends gathered around him.
4. Piglet nervously speaking at a community meeting, with encouraging smiles from Pooh and his friends.
5. Eeyore standing with a compassionate expression, comforting a sad friend and reminding everyone of the importance of empathy.
6. Rabbit leading a peaceful rally, Pooh and his friends marching together with their signs held high, showing their determination for change.

Remember, this book teaches children about advocating for gun control in a peaceful and respectful manner, while opposing politicians who support gun proliferation. It aims to empower young minds to take action for a safer world.
That would be a cool book, but it wouldn’t teach them anything about how to survive a school shooting.


It would teach advocacy, which is great…they should definitely learn how to take control over their lives in the whole sense, but nothing about how to stay alive during a shooting.


They need to learn how to take as much control of their situation they can, within seconds. Not just advocacy that might take months if not years… they need to know what to do within 30 seconds.
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Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 5:54 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 3:59 pm
Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 3:19 pm

Their school is big on “run, hide, fight” also… it’s not just a part of this book, it’s a three step method that a lot of schools are using.


If you have a chance, run…if you can’t run, try to hide, if there’s no where to hide, you fight back.

They learn how to fight using desks, tables, chairs, books, they have mace on their keychains, and yea… the teachers (a lot of them) are armed.
Are they also taught what to do in the aftermath like tourniquets and triage?
It depends on the kid… starting in 6th grade they have classes that are super focused on medical care and first aid, then those classes get more and more in depth as electives through high school.

A lot of kids take those classes so there’s about half of the students who know emergency first aid before 9th grade, and after freshman year the classes get more and more in-depth.
Doesn't really help the pre-school/early elementary kids which are the ones this book is targeting?
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WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:01 pm
Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 5:54 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 3:59 pm

Are they also taught what to do in the aftermath like tourniquets and triage?
It depends on the kid… starting in 6th grade they have classes that are super focused on medical care and first aid, then those classes get more and more in depth as electives through high school.

A lot of kids take those classes so there’s about half of the students who know emergency first aid before 9th grade, and after freshman year the classes get more and more in-depth.
Doesn't really help the pre-school/early elementary kids which are the ones this book is targeting?
The ability of a child to help out in those situations is dependent on age to a certain extent…


Even if the emergency was falling off a horse, breaking a bone and having the bone protruding from their leg… a middle schooler would be able to provide a bit of first aid, a high schooler could provide much more help, and a preschooler should only be expected to call for help.
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Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:07 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:01 pm
Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 5:54 pm

It depends on the kid… starting in 6th grade they have classes that are super focused on medical care and first aid, then those classes get more and more in depth as electives through high school.

A lot of kids take those classes so there’s about half of the students who know emergency first aid before 9th grade, and after freshman year the classes get more and more in-depth.
Doesn't really help the pre-school/early elementary kids which are the ones this book is targeting?
The ability of a child to help out in those situations is dependent on age to a certain extent…


Even if the emergency was falling off a horse, breaking a bone and having the bone protruding from their leg… a middle schooler would be able to provide a bit of first aid, a high schooler could provide much more help, and a preschooler should only be expected to call for help.
Are there any adults to call for help in this book?
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WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 9:06 pm
Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:07 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:01 pm

Doesn't really help the pre-school/early elementary kids which are the ones this book is targeting?
The ability of a child to help out in those situations is dependent on age to a certain extent…


Even if the emergency was falling off a horse, breaking a bone and having the bone protruding from their leg… a middle schooler would be able to provide a bit of first aid, a high schooler could provide much more help, and a preschooler should only be expected to call for help.
Are there any adults to call for help in this book?
I haven’t read the full book, but in reality- no. There isn’t.

We can try to teach them as much as we can about saving the lives of others… and that’s a noble lesson…but in the situation; they’re alone.

As terrifying and heart stopping as that is… they’re alone trying to get through it, it’s only them and the person trying to murder them.
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Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 9:11 pm
WellPreserved wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 9:06 pm
Bobcobbagob wrote: Thu May 25, 2023 8:07 pm

The ability of a child to help out in those situations is dependent on age to a certain extent…


Even if the emergency was falling off a horse, breaking a bone and having the bone protruding from their leg… a middle schooler would be able to provide a bit of first aid, a high schooler could provide much more help, and a preschooler should only be expected to call for help.
Are there any adults to call for help in this book?
I haven’t read the full book, but in reality- no. There isn’t.

We can try to teach them as much as we can about saving the lives of others… and that’s a noble lesson…but in the situation; they’re alone.

As terrifying and heart stopping as that is… they’re alone trying to get through it, it’s only them and the person trying to murder them.
Doesn't that say something about a society that tells 4 year olds you're on your own?

This is my problem with the book. We're not giving these young children any kind of sense of "here are tools until help arrives". We're saying that you're on your own. "We" know that active shooter drills and continuing cases of active shooters is mentally damaging our children but yet it seems we just pile it on and say suck it up and deal with it.
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