I’ve noticed that when I pick my boys up from school they are always busting to use the toilet.
I hadn’t really thought anything of it until I jokingly said to my oldest “What’s wrong the the loos at school?”
and he replied “I never use them.”
When questioned further he had several reasons for not using them:
– fear of ‘getting pranked’
– lack of privacy as the cubicles are open top and bottom
The end result being that he goes from 8.15 am to 3.30 pm without going to the toilet which simply can not be good for him!
I’m horrified that he is doing this and also quite sad that he doesn’t feel that he can safely use the school facilities. He tells me that hardly anyone uses them for the same reasons.
It’s a couple of years old, but this BBC story seems to echo what he has said: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11539933 – actually the fact that it’s a couple of years old really suggests how deep seated (no pun intended) this problem is.
When your children come home from school – please ask them for me if they use the school toilets?