‘No-shame’ to leave acne tools off of school curriculum
Israel is considering banning the use of the ‘No Shame’ acne tool for its students, and is considering a bill that would make the school discipline system compulsory for children under 18 years old, the Walla news website reported.
The law would also prohibit the teaching of acne treatments on the school grounds, a move that would force parents to sign a confidentiality agreement, the website said.
The bill has sparked heated debate on social media, with some users arguing that parents should be allowed to leave their children at home, where the acne treatment is less likely to be noticed.
The new law was introduced in parliament on July 8, with the bill’s authors claiming that the use and spread of acne products on the grounds of public schools was dangerous.
However, it was denounced by human rights groups, who said the measure would amount to a “widespread and systematic campaign to punish and ostracise children for having acne.”
A spokesman for Education Minister Yuli Edelstein, however, rejected the allegations.
“This bill is a product of a decade-long political campaign that has focused on making children believe that it is acceptable to have acne,” the spokesman said.
“It is a political act designed to make a mockery of the freedom of expression and the right to be free from the threat of discrimination and abuse.
This is not a law that will help the children or our schools.”
The new bill is not the first time that Israel has faced accusations of anti-acne campaigns.
In 2008, Israeli schoolchildren were told they were not allowed to play outside without wearing masks, and in 2012, a law was passed banning the wearing of masks in public spaces.
The legislation was later overturned.