Parent panel sounds the alarm on teacher badges linking to sexually explicit content

September 23, 2022 at 17:48

Parents in Hilliard, Ohio, are frustrated with the school district for allowing teachers to wear QR code-enabled badges that link to a website that showcases sexually explicit material.
These badges imply that any teacher not wearing the badge is not safe.
It also implies that the teachers wearing the badges are somehow licensed to speak to our children about sexual identity," Lisa Chaffee, a Hilliard parent with Ohio Parents Rights in Education, told "Fox & Friends First."
OHIO PARENTS CONCERNED BY TEACHER BADGES LINKING TO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL"And that just is not acceptable.
And the QR code does go to some very inappropriate material that even for a teacher, they would not be able to utilize that in the classroom.
And as you saw, students do have access to the QR code."
One of the materials offers instructions on how to, "[put] a fist or whole hand into a person’s vagina or bum."
Franklin County, Ohio parents Omar Tarazi said that the superintendent is saying that the badges are a "good thing."
"The superintendent has been all over the place about these badges because initially, he said, well, it's not me, and it's nothing to do with us.
The reality is we went to the superintendent and the board and said, look, you can reprint these badges for almost nothing worth out of the bag without the QR code.
If the goal is not to distribute the QR code to students, just remove it."
The QR code took students to the Brooklyn Public Library Books Unbanned site, which is designed to give students access to books that are removed from, or otherwise challenged, in libraries and schools.
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