When asked in class
"Is violence an effective way of achieving changes in society?"
one of our children in the past replied yes.
Subsequently, they were held back and questioned under the initial stage of the schools PREVENT policy.

For a question that was expecting a response to what should have been asked "Do you think violence should be used as a way of achieving changes in society?"

How many autistic people get caught out by badly phrased and framed questions?

theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/j

Obviously, violence can be accepted as being effective and also something a person does not wish to engage in.
Stupidly phrased/coded questions are going to catch out all sorts of people.

Prevent was awful when we were trained in it when it started. Everything we have heard, shows it got worse as it developed.

Now, we suspect, Westminster will taint autistic people with the *might be a terrorist* in the same way they have with others they do not like.

Oh, and let us be clear.

Autistic people are capable of a full range of actions, from benevolence to terrorism.

But, we *suspect* an unsubtle characterisation, in the way being coloured, Muslim, or a migrant, may well be deployed by some populist politicians.

@CreatureOfTheHill are school children asked political questions, the answers of which lead to disciplinary actions?

It's not that clear in the article..

@jasper
Sorry, ex-teacher.
Comments about PREVENT are those from experience, as outlined, both as a staff member and a parent.

@CreatureOfTheHill That and the way the question is framed leaves too much room for interpretation. I can see myself answering it both ways, depending on what issue I'd think of, while being asked. Most of the times violence isn't the solution, but I really can't imagine overthrowing a dictator or solving a lot of the things happening during WWII or shortly after it with no violence what so ever.

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