“What Would You Do If You Were Invisible?” An Elementary School Asked Soon-to-be-Graduates in Questionnaire for Yearbook…After Distribution, It Found Some Answers It Didn’t Appreciate

“What Would You Do If You Were Invisible?” An Elementary School Asked Soon-to-be-Graduates in Questionnaire for Yearbook…After Distribution, It Found Some Answers It Didn’t Appreciate
Yomiuri Shimbun: もし透明人間なら?小学卒業文集の不適切回答は
March 28, 2012

This month, Asahigaoka Elementary School in Seki, Gifu sent a questionnaire to its soon-to-be graduates for use in their graduation yearbook, and in response to the question “What would you want to do if you were invisible?” certain students wrote inappropriate answers like “kill people” and “steal things.”

After the yearbooks were distributed and the answers in question were discovered, the school recalled the books and altered them.

The questionnaire included six questions which were thought up by the students themselves. One of these was “What would you want to do if you were invisible?” Seven people gave inappropriate answers to this hypothetical question. On the 16th, school faculty recalled the 80 yearbooks it had distributed and put stickers with answers like “meet famous people” on top of the inappropriate responses.

School principal Ryubun Tsukahara said, “Because these graduation yearbooks are meant to create memories that last a lifetime, we checked them over and over, but we didn’t check the answers to the questionnaire. I want to take another look at how we go about checking our yearbooks.”

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One Comment on ““What Would You Do If You Were Invisible?” An Elementary School Asked Soon-to-be-Graduates in Questionnaire for Yearbook…After Distribution, It Found Some Answers It Didn’t Appreciate”

  1. Sillynomad Says:

    Not to be too cynic, but I feel like putting a happy sticker on top of people’s dark and expressed feelings is a symbol of many things around here…


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