One elementary school in Croatia caused outrage when they published tips for parents advising them to tell their children that kids who wear masks are superior to those who do not.
Tips for parents were published on the school’s official website but were soon removed, reports local media outlet Srednja.hr.
After journalists started calling the principal to clarify whether kids in his school are taught inequality and superiority, things that are contrary to the constitution and international conventions on citizens’ rights, he responded it was an unintentional mistake.
„It’s not something we came up with. It is the recommendation of our ministry and the Government to wear masks. They didn’t invent it either. This is the recommendation of the entire globe“, said Nikola Vučković, director of the Elementary School of Fr. Pavle Vučković Sinj, which published controversial guidelines for parents.
In the guidelines parents were advised to tell their children “how kids who wear masks are better than others who do not”, adding that playing “on a sense of superiority” will make kids more prone to to accept wearing masks.
The school soon removed the controversial advice from their website and the principal said it was a clumsy mistake, and that the school psychologist who wrote the guidelines expressed herself awkwardly.