Damn those liberal trial lawyers. BAN THEM ALL TO HELL
And it's not just tag. I hear dodge ball & prison ball have also been banned at some schools.
Next: wet willies, nuggies, purple nurples and wedgies are added to the forbidden list.
It's time to just say no to silly Bushie ideas like this.
What about Smear the Queer? I loved that game so much when I was a child, and not just because I was always smeared by the other boys . . .
This is a generation that will grow up to be fragile as glass. They're children, should they ever get over the fear of sex, will break them.
And spokane banned it back in February. So I guess the corner was turned then, in our own backyard. Great ear for the news, guys =)
Tag is a great game! Even if you suck somebody will let you tag them, just because they want to run around and tag someone else.
Dodgeball is completely moronic.
I have no problem with banning dodgeball. It's a hell of a lot more dangerous than tag and a popular, and completely legit, way for bullies to torment their victims. Banning tag is idiotic. Kids play. Sometimes they get hurt. C'est la vie.
When tag is outlawed...
Only outlaws will play tag.
I think we should ban the rampant lack of responsibility that permits people to sue the pants off someone for the least perceived insult or injury.
But then, how do you do that?
Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she said.
Hahahahaha! Wow, I didn't know tag was so violent. Don't forget to dress your children in bubble wrap before they leave the house.
"I think that it's unfortunate that kids' lives are micromanaged and there are social skills they'll never develop on their own,"
Hmm, well hopefully some good parenting can supplement the education system's lack. But it's still problematic that the socialization and skills taught through juveline activities are constantly being cut back. Perhaps it's an early conditioning to one's loss of civil liberties, privacy, and freedom of choice.
Recent scientific studies show that more unstructured play time improves the educational learning of children, and that attempts to force children into tiny regulated boxes basically make them stupid.
Banning tag may sound good, but it is a very very bad idea.
Good thing the Nintendo Wii will have them getting at least a little exercise in their virtual prison society we're keeping them in ...
We're raising a generation of pussies.
Recess is the Devil's playground! Those kids should be inside praying and reciting the national anthem!
I wonder if freeze tag is still ok, or if that is a little to tag-like for those principals?
"We're raising a generation of pussies."
Sedentary pussies, to be exact. Tag isn't a contact sport, that's why it's called TAG and not TACKLE.
Uh, Tag IS a contact sport. You have to contact someone to make them "it". But "near collisions"?? That's just part of life, lady. People bump into other people. They trip and fall. It's just a matter of time before they end recess altogether.
Well, I mean we're raising a kid in an environment so weak that even TAG is considered too 'roughneck' by the kid's superiors.
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