"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
-Charlotte Mason

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Owner of Sparklebox.co.uk found guilty of offences

I just recieved a comment on one of my posts from a lady advising me to remove any links and references to Sparklebox.co.uk , apparently the owner of the site Samuel Kinge, formerly Daniel Kinge is a convicted sex offender, May Allaah protect our children from this evil, ameen.

If you want to look further into this, then you can visit the below links:

http://community.tes.co.uk/forums/t/375566.aspx

http://www.foundation-stage.info/forums/index.php?showtopic=22828

I feel really sickened at this and personally don't want to support his site, I know people will have mixed feelings on this, and will see his resources as seperate to what he's done, but to me it's a reminder of who's behind the making of them. Insha Allaah you'll make your own decision.


10 comments:

Letters and Sounds said...

I for one do not want to contribute to Kinge's income while he serves his prison sentence by using his Sparklebox site (he makes money from the advertising on the site). Fortunately I've never used his toolbar. He was banned from teaching after his first conviction a few years ago, so he set up Sparklebox. Fair enough, that perhaps wouldn't have stopped me from using his site but he has obviously not learnt his lesson, repented or reformed as he has done it again! I do feel sorry for any members of staff at Sparklebox if they were unaware.

Umm Khadijah said...

Hi, Welcome and thanks for the comment.

I've also never downloaded the toolbar, and I'm glad.

It's a real shame about all this because the resources offered are so good, but I'm sure there are plenty more just as good out there on the web.

I am curious to know if there is anyone else running sparkle box, but as yet apparently no one has come forward

Nakia said...

As salaamu 'alaikum wa RahmatULLAHI wa Barakatuhu, Dear Khadijah,

Yikes! I downloaded it once but I just didn't have the time to go through it and lost interest. It has been my policy to take the good and leave the bad, which leads to the question, where do we draw the line? That said, I don't want to contribute to his income.

I'm adding your blog to the long list of Mommies on my blog, if you don't mind. We need as many good blogs as we can get!

Take care,
wa salaam,
Nakia

Nakia said...

LOL I meant, Umm Khadijah :)

Umm Khadijah said...

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu,

I do wonder if there is no one else maintaining the website, if it will stay on line for much longer, Allaahu a'lam, how I feel right now I don't want to use any of the stuff.

Jazakillaahu khairan sis for adding me to your list of blogs, I feel very honoured Masha'Allaah :)

Thanks for dropping by sis.

umm_abdurrahman said...

Assalaamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. Dear sister Umm Khadijah jazakillahu khayrun for posting this. SubhanAllah. I read something about this a couple of weeks ago but the information was very vague but now it makes sense. SubhanAllah. Wasalaam, umm abdurrahman

Umm Khadijah said...

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullaahi wa barkatuhu,

Wa iyaakee sis, thankyou for sharing your views on this topic, it is very shocking and I'm glad it was brought to my attention, alhamdulillaah.

Umm Raiyaan said...

Am shocked! I use sparkle box a lot! Don't know what to say really?! Can I add you to my blogroll? Am going to be sorting my blog out soon inshaAllah.

Umm Khadijah said...
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Umm Khadijah said...

Yes, I was shocked too, I found the resources really handy.

And yes, your more than welcome to add me sis, Jazakillaahu khairan, sorry I don't think I asked you if I could add you to mine :( hope you don't mind insha Allaah.