When handing out permission slips, kids/students will insist they’re grown – they’re not grown… It’s always a good rule of thumb to keep parents, grandparents, and guardians in the loop. I do this for two reasons. The first being, I am NOT any student’s parent. It says PG for a reason. Second, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Again, keep in mind, kids will insist they’re grown. I repeat, they’re not. Most kids these days watch inappropriate movies with or without their parent’s permission. I know I did when I was a kid. I certainly watched my fair share when I was ages 12 to 18. However, it was always on my own time. Some kids tell me that other teachers and/or adults have let them watch certain movies in the past in other schools. My reply is simple, hope you enjoyed that while you could because that’s not how I run my classroom.
The process is simple, send the permission slip home. Here are a few examples [here] [here] and [here]. Read the information to the kids so there is no confusion about their responsibility. Post the information to your classroom blog that parents frequent. You’ve now done your part to inform parents. There are other ways of communication as well, but I find this way to be the simplest and most effective route. At the end of the day, it’s about keeping parents informed about what’s going on in the classroom.