- A 4-year-old boy named Ali took on his school authorities after they used his photo without informing him
- His academic director, Sam, recounted how he took time to apologize and explain the situation to Ali, but he refused to budge
- According to Sam, Ali's parents had granted the school permission but the boy insisted he should have also been informed
Sam Welbeck, an academic director with more than 20 years of experience in Egypt, has shared a story of a young boy in a school he oversees that has raised many eyebrows on social media.
The four-year-old boy, whose identity was described as Ali for the purposes of sharing his story, filed an official complaint about the use of his photo for a school banner without his permission.
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The academic director admits:
"He was right. I commissioned those posters with marketing; I hadn't asked his express permission, and now it was causing him embarrassment," Sam admitted after Ali said his classmates kept talking about the banner with his photo.
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According to the academic director, he took time to explain to the angry young man the essence of using the real images of students for the campaign in question and the fact that his parents approved of it, but the young man would not budge.
"I explained that I had permission from his parents through our use of media policy, but that I should have spoken to him first. I promised to make amendments to the policy for the coming year," he said.
How Ali finally changed his mind
In the end, Sam decided that the photo would be taken down, but the young man changed his mind at the tail end of the conversation.
In Sam's own words:
"As we approached his classroom door, he turned to me suddenly...smiled and he said, it's okay you can keep it. I was surprised (and relieved)."
American mum teaches son how to protect himself if a shooter comes to his school
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an American mum had taught her son how to protect himself should a shooter show up at his school.
Getting him a bulletproof bag, she asked him to demonstrate what he would do in the case where a shooter comes to their school.
Weston ran to a corner, shielding himself with the school bag. She asked what his response would be if his teacher asks him to leave the bag. The kid replied:
"I say 'no I need it, it's bulletproof'."
The woman commended him for knowing what to do. She instructed that Weston should run as far as he can when they are allowed outside, assuring him that mummy would find him.