11-Year-Old Responds To What Teachers Can Do Better, And She Doesn't Beat Around The Bush

"We need to speak up against injustice no matter how young we are."

An 11-year-old girl from the United Kingdom is not afraid to give her teachers some critical feedback — and her recent response to a teacher's question is getting some serious attention. 


Ava Morrison-Bell was asked to share some things her teacher can do better and didn't hold back. "Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on the many people who did nothing and under the 1949 Genva (sic) Conventions, it is a war crime," she wrote. 

Her father Gavin Bell, also known as author Mason Cross, shared a photo of the assignment on Twitter, writing, "My daughter actually submitted this feedback at school. Not sure if I should ground her or buy her ice cream."

While Morrison-Bell may be being a bit cheeky, she makes a point. She doesn't want to be punished for actions she took no part in. The Geneva Conventions she's referring to are a series of international treaties made between 1864 and 1949. Specifically useful to her argument is Protocol II, which protected people in civil conflicts by prohibiting the use of collective punishment

Though her experiences at school certainty can't be equated to war crimes, we can all understand how much it sucks to be unfairly lumped in with troublemakers, despite doing nothing wrong. Many people related to Morrison-Bell's experience. Her father's tweet quickly went viral and has been shared more than 145,000 times and amassed over 470,000 likes since it was first posted yesterday. 

Twitter users were impressed with the 11-year-old's response and thought her father should definitely go the ice cream buying route.

Bell decided they were right. He took his daughter out for ice cream and snapped a photo of her eating it to share with his followers. "The people have spoken," he wrote.

(H/T: Teen Vogue

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