I'm curious...

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  1. daileyad

    daileyad Mouseketeer

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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?
     
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  3. phorsenuf

    phorsenuf <marquee><font color=blue>Not so New Rule author o

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    Yes, why not?
     
  4. ebtbmom

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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.
     
  5. crashbb

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    Or after other kids were dropped off?

    Wouldn't have a problem with it.
     
  6. mhsjax

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

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  8. DisneyNutMary

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    I see nothing wrong with it.
     
  9. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

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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.
     
  10. cornflake

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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?
     
  11. maslex

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

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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.
     
  13. Poohforyou

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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.
     
  14. Allison

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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.
     
  15. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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

    Janepod <font color=royalblue>The new dinning plan is out.

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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.
     
  17. AuroraRosesMom

    AuroraRosesMom Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled

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    A school bus? Yes, I'd be fine with it. When my daughter was in first grade, she was the first to get picked up and had a male driver... there were no worries, and never any indication to be worried.
     
  18. Minnesota!

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    Wouldn't ever even be a blip on the radar.
     
  19. mrssmith06

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    It would normally be fine if my child was alone on the bus with a male or female driver. UNLESS there were some reason the bus driver made me or my child uncomfortable. :confused3
     
  20. pigletgirl

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    Why not? I had all male bus drivers..
     
  21. JaneBanks

    JaneBanks Lime Cordial, delicious! Laughing on the ceiling

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    Not every man wants to molest a child. As a matter of fact, most of them don't.
     

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