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Old 12-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 12-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #5
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Not sure I would like it. I don't think I would be comfortable.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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Yes.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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I see nothing wrong with it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #9
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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?
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:35 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #14
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Wow, what a question. I wouldn't give it a second thought.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #15
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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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