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daileyad 12-06-2012 07:12 PM

I'm curious...
 
I don't usually consider myself an overprotective parent so I'm wondering others opinions. Would you be comfortable with your 12 1/2 year old daughter traveling about 4-5 minutes alone on a bus with a male bus driver?

phorsenuf 12-06-2012 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daileyad (Post 46871221)
I don't usually consider myself an overprotective parent so I'm wondering others opinions. Would you be comfortable with your 12 1/2 year old daughter traveling about 4-5 minutes alone on a bus with a male bus driver?

Yes, why not?

ebtbmom 12-06-2012 07:17 PM

Can you give more details? A school bus before other kids are picked up perhaps? I wouldn't have a problem with that if that's the situation.

crashbb 12-06-2012 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ebtbmom (Post 46871238)
Can you give more details? A school bus before other kids are picked up perhaps? I wouldn't have a problem with that if that's the situation.

Or after other kids were dropped off?

Wouldn't have a problem with it.

mhsjax 12-06-2012 07:21 PM

Not sure I would like it. I don't think I would be comfortable.

msjprincess 12-06-2012 07:21 PM

Yes.

DisneyNutMary 12-06-2012 07:23 PM

I see nothing wrong with it.

kimblebee 12-06-2012 07:24 PM

I don't see a problem with it. It bothers me that since its a guy there is a concern but if it had been a girl, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.

I know I know statistics show blah blah blah but it's still a sucky double standard.

cornflake 12-06-2012 07:30 PM

Really? I don't even know how this would come up as a thing to think about. If a kid said 'I was alone on the bus for five minutes,' my reaction would be along the lines of '...and it crashed? And you sat in every seat just to see if you could before it stopped? Otherwise why're we having this conversation?'

Where did this burgeoning assumption that every male in the world is a molester waiting for his 30-second window of opportunity come from?

maslex 12-06-2012 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daileyad (Post 46871221)
I don't usually consider myself an overprotective parent so I'm wondering others opinions. Would you be comfortable with your 12 1/2 year old daughter traveling about 4-5 minutes alone on a bus with a male bus driver?

I'm assuming you're talking about the school bus? Wouldn't have a problem at all.

Luv Bunnies 12-06-2012 07:35 PM

I wouldn't have a problem with it at all. Driving a school bus can sometimes be a thankless job. Drivers don't take the necessary training for the job and get up at the crack of dawn just to get close to young girls. They do it because they're committed to doing a good job and making an honest living. Don't forget that they've been fingerprinted and had their backgrounds checked, just as all school employees do. Sure, there are bad apples in every profession, but I wouldn't automatically be nervous about a male bus driver. Plus, at 12 1/2, your daughter is old enough to speak up if something is wrong or makes her uncomfortable.

Poohforyou 12-06-2012 07:41 PM

Is your daughter bothered by this? I have a 13 yo DD who's in 8th grade. I honestly don't even know whether her bus driver is male or female. I ask about a lot of things in her life but this just isn't one on my radar.

Allison 12-06-2012 07:46 PM

Are you talking about a school bus? I managed to survive it at a younger age than that. I loved my bus driver. He was so good to the kids.

Planogirl 12-06-2012 07:48 PM

Wow, what a question. I wouldn't give it a second thought.

Janepod 12-06-2012 07:57 PM

Would not even enter my mind. At 12 I was riding the subway and commuter trains by myself - a school bus seems rather quaint in comparison.


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