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Post by Stretch_Dude » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:18 am

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Post by Officer 1BDI » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:28 am

I don't even need to click on that link to see what you're lamenting.

First dodgeball, now tag.  On the news, they made it sound as though one school in particular was banning recess altogether.  Now, whether that's true or just me mishearing things, I'm not sure, but it seems to be slowly coming down to that.

Flag football was one of the few games I liked playing in elementary school PE.  I'm sure that's dead and gone by now, too.  :-\  Why, over-protective parents, why?!

EDIT: Meh, clicked on the link anyway. :P
Another Willett parent, Celeste D'Elia, said her son feels safer because of the rule. "I've witnessed enough near collisions," she said.
Near collosions of what?  Do school children now charge at each other at top speed to head-butt the next tagee?
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Post by missy_misery » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:50 am

Man, even just twenty years ago I was running around burning the hell out of my back on hot METAL slides and grating all the skin off of both of my knees after falling while playing tag in gravel.  *headshake*

I can understand that line of reasoning if the games of tag are being used as a form of bullying between the kids, but if it's just a friendly yard game than it's taking things beyond too far.  And don't they have recess aids around anymore to moniter things so they DON'T take that one step too far?
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Post by Andreas » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:12 am

Actually, this is quite scary...  :o  I just imagine that those parents aren't much older than me, and I think "our" generation was basically the last one who grew up completely without computers, video games and other "modern" stuff, so we were outside the whole day, ripping our clothes, hitting our knees and whatnot. The same people who grew up like this are now that overprotective, prohibiting all the fun for their kids? Sad world, really...  :(
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Post by Tony_Baritone » Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:13 am

I'm guessing this is less the result of overprotective parents than litigious ones.  Still a bleedin' shame no matter what. ::)
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Post by Fionn » Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:59 am

Oh fine, discourage our increasingly obese and out of shape kids from running around outdoors! 
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Post by Casper » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:44 am

This is appalling.

I'm a skateboarder, I have a pain threshold as a result from these 'silly' games we used to play.
When your young, you fall over, you get back up again. Sometime in your teens when you fall over, it becomes more difficult to get back up. Pain kicks in more.
However, doing this kinda stuff is the only reason I'm still skating after 6 years, you just get used to it. Kids have to get used to pain in my opinion. I'm not saying crack every kid over the head with a wrench, let them learn for themselves.
Are parents just becoming more and more feble? God damn it! The next thing I'll hear is its illegal to play 'British bulldogs'.
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Post by SirMustapha » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:01 pm

Terrible, isn't it? I didn't know our kids were made of porcelain.

I wonder if that kind of thing is what's in stock for my nieces.
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Post by Archonix » Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:08 pm

More than likely. All the games I used to play have been banned or treated like they're somehow evil. You won't see kids playing British Bulldog or just running around these days. I'm suprised they're even allowed to touch each other now.
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Post by c_nordlander » Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:36 pm

Idiotic, plain and simple. If you want kids not to get hurt, teach them to be careful, don't ban funny games.

And I agree with Fionn: fancy adults outlawing games that involve physical activity, and then complaining about children not getting enough exercise. What should they be doing to exercise, then? Aerobics?
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Post by Lady_Simpson » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:04 pm

Yeahhh that's pretty sad.
Everyone's really scared of everything these days.

Yeah it's bad enough that, like everyone else suggested, kids are really going to get fatter and fatter.

I think way too many people focus on safety today.  Which would be good, but really, it decreases our enjoyment of life.

Who actually died from these 'childhood games' anyway?
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Post by Casper » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:10 pm

It probably will be dangerous in a few years. Physical excercise will cause heart attacks in young people...
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Post by Sheana_Molloy » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:21 pm

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Post by zekeprower » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:58 pm

heh you cant go outside today to even skate without these problems. kids are now always going out with a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and shin guards. the lawer is chasing him down the street, "Dont fall, Dont fall." Hell i remeber my parents straping on those 40 lb. steel roller skates and throwing me out the door into traffic in a lightning storm. Their motto was, "Oh, he'll get hit by lightning once and then he'll learn." Those good old days will be missed.
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Post by djwhitaker2004 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:18 pm

Man, what is that school thinking? ???
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