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post #1 of 20
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I think this goes a tad too far...what if you accidentally bump into someone?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,284116,00.html
post #2 of 20
That rule will get trashed soon. That is absolutely stupid. So then you teach these students not to touch one another, but what happens in THE REAL WORLD when someone accidentally bumps into them?

Even someone touches them in general, like a "Hey..." and taps your shoulder.
post #3 of 20
STOP TOUCHING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol that is about as silly as the school that had the sex contract that both people were supposed to fill out and sign before hand.
post #4 of 20
Well now - that is just downright silly!!
post #5 of 20
No high-fiving. What about hte hand games girls play? What about dancing? That is so stupid. That is like banning the game of tag!!
post #6 of 20
Or banning recess.
post #7 of 20
I think its really dumb- some of these new rules are going a bit too far!!
post #8 of 20
Once again, accountability goes out the window and political correctness runs wild. How ridiculous. If people are too stupid to tell the difference between inappropriate and invasive touching and normal camaraderie then they need their heads examined. And they should NOT be running a school.
post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
And what about contact sports like football and wrestling, will they be banned?!

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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom View Post
No high-fiving. What about hte hand games girls play? What about dancing? That is so stupid. That is like banning the game of tag!!
post #10 of 20
I think its definitely too extreme of a rule. Holding hands or an occasional hug won't hurt anything!
post #11 of 20
I agree - its gone way to far! Let's just make all our kids little robots with no feelings, etc. And then dope them up to sit still and listen. Don't let them play outside as they may get hurt...............geez where will it end?

Its a wonder any of us adults survived that "strict" rules we grew up with - playtime at recess, trampolines in gym, no bicycle helmets, sneaking kisses behind the bush....
post #12 of 20
How very sad. What a terrible message to give to children - that touching of any sort is bad. If I had a child at that school I'd be withdrawing them pretty quick.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Once again, accountability goes out the window and political correctness runs wild. How ridiculous. If people are too stupid to tell the difference between inappropriate and invasive touching and normal camaraderie then they need their heads examined. And they should NOT be running a school.
Exactly! If that happened when I was in school there would definately be a protest. Can you see a big group hug protest? Of course, that was the '70's.
post #14 of 20
Jeez, imagine how screwed up the poor kids are going to be from growing up without real physical contact with kids their own age. They NEED to shove and pinch and pull and trip and tap and yank. It's how they grow.
post #15 of 20
Did any of these administrators take Psych 101 in college? I remember one video we watched concerned a baby monkey and how they did an experiment (the video was from 1960s) where they touched one monkey and didn't touch the other at all; only spoke with it. When the 2nd monkey was finally touched it freaked out about the touch and went, well, ape.
post #16 of 20
Sounds like another dumb rule that is supposed to take the place of direct supervision.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
. When the 2nd monkey was finally touched it freaked out about the touch and went, well, ape.

sounds like me, the first time,a girl went to kiss me,
STOP TOUCHING ME
post #18 of 20
Yeah...sure Bruce. SHE went to kiss YOU. Right. I believe you. We know what boys are like.

post #19 of 20
This is just sad. I don't know who they are trying to protect by making this rule, themselves or the children *sigh*. I think it is very unnatural not to have human contact.

I know that in my ed psych class we were talking about this and it's sad that things have to come to this. I personally feel this is more to protect teachers and admin rather than the children. I know that we were advise to avoid hugging or patting on the back ect of children because of how hyper sensitive our society is becoming and an innocent hug could be turned into a sexual assult case or something.
post #20 of 20
THat is stupid, if my child went to that school, i would withdraw them immediately and put them into another school!
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