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Elementary school criticized for shaming students by forcing them to weigh themselves in front of class

An elementary school has come under fire for shaming its students and forcing them to weigh themselves in front of their peers.

The school, which has not been publicly named, allowed a teacher to bring in a set of scales before having the 10-year-old students weigh themselves one by one.

They then wrote their name and weight on the board before being ranked, causing the heaviest student to stop eating so they could lose weight.


A primary school has come under fire for shaming its students and forcing them to weigh themselves in front of their peers (file image)

An outraged father came forward with the gruesome details after learning about it from a friend whose son had developed the eating disorder.

The eating disorder support organization Butterfly Foundation revealed that demand for its services had increased significantly in recent years.

Prevention chief Danni Rowlands said students in grades 4 through 6 were developing eating disorders.

“School staff are more aware of students who have body image issues…more students who are struggling with eating disorders,” she told 7News.

We are hearing more and more reports of students expressing low self-esteem, not eating at school or feeling uncomfortable eating in front of others, students overeating and undereating, and expressing a desire to count calories and diet early on. years.’

The school, which has not been publicly named, allowed a teacher to bring in a set of scales before having the 10-year-old students weigh themselves one by one (file image)

Ms Rowlands cautioned that weighing children facing each other would likely create more problems than addressing obesity.

Anxiety, restrictive diets, and binge eating are among the problem behaviors that can develop among children.

“There are many tools that a teacher can use (for teaching activities) – a child’s body is not one of those,” said Ms Rowlands.

 

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