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Is Your Boy Ball Tapping? Has He Been Injured by Ball Tapping?
Associated Content ^ | May 30th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld

Posted on 05/30/2010 7:10:40 PM PDT by stillafreemind

David was 14. He was ball tapped by a peer. A 14 year old is old enough to know better but it seems that anything goes these days. It gets worse. A 5 year old boy was operated on in Indiana for injuries received in a ball tapping.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: balltapping; boys; injuries
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I had no idea. Honestly, I can't imagine the pain.
1 posted on 05/30/2010 7:10:40 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

What a sick generation of young kids.

There won’t be enough psychiatrists in the world to heal all these wounded children.


2 posted on 05/30/2010 7:12:04 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: stillafreemind

When I was 14 touching another dudes junk was an invitation to an butt whoopin.......


3 posted on 05/30/2010 7:12:41 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: stillafreemind

What next??? Our society and culture is having a nervous breakdown...


4 posted on 05/30/2010 7:14:30 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: stillafreemind

Last time this topic was posted the mods pulled it,


5 posted on 05/30/2010 7:15:21 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Russ
"Our society and culture is having a nervous breakdown..."

Yup. It's crazy. I pack a 380 pistol every where I go these days. (All legal of course)

6 posted on 05/30/2010 7:16:17 PM PDT by blam
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To: stillafreemind

Boys Injured by ‘Sack Tapping’ Game
Posted by Al Tompkins at 12:05 AM on May 27, 2010

If it were just an isolated incident, it would not matter as much. But “sack tapping,” or hitting or kicking someone in the testicles, is a YouTube attraction and is leaving serious injuries.

Take this story from Minnesota for example, which quotes a local urologist saying he performs three to four surgeries a year on teens who have been injured in these so-called games. He sees dozens of such injuries in his office that do not require surgery. All in just one community.

Late last year, WTHR-TV in Indianapolis took a deeper look at the rumors of widespread sack tapping (also called “ball tapping”). I appreciate that this station, which often proves to be thoughtful in its reporting, conducted a survey of school nurses to find out the extent of the phenomenon, rather than rely on anecdotal evidence. My friend and investigative reporter Bob Segall reported:

“It’s a disturbing game with devastating consequences, and a new WTHR survey suggests it is rampant in Indiana schools [PDF].

” ‘Ball tapping’ is the act of intentionally hitting or kicking a male in the genitals. Earlier this month, an Eyewitness News investigation showed the game has become commonplace in some area schools, resulting in serious injuries for students.

“As part of the investigation, WTHR also conducted a statewide survey of school nurses. The results are in, and they show the problem of ball tapping is more common and widespread than many school officials had realized.

“School nurses from 163 Indiana schools participated in the anonymous survey, and 33% of those nurses said they’re aware of ball tapping happening at their school within the past twelve months.

“But a closer look at the statistics shows the problem is much more serious in some schools than in others.

“23% of school nurses who work at the elementary level say they’ve seen or heard of ball tapping at their school. That number nearly doubles in high schools, where 43% of school nurses say they’ve seen it.

“And in middle schools, 62% of school nurses said they’re aware of students engaged in ball tapping.

” ‘I would have expected it to be a low number,’ said Mary Conway, president of the Indiana Association of School Nurses. ‘I would not have expected [school nurses] to have had much experience with it at all ... because I think it’s something most kids won’t talk about with a nurse. I’m very surprised by this whole issue and it’s given me a new perspective.’

“Among the 72 middle school and high school nurses who participated in WTHR’s survey, 50% said they had seen students who came to the school clinic seeking assistance related to an incident of ball tapping. Half of those nurses also reported they had observed the problem several (more than two) times each school year, and about 10% said it happens at their school on a daily or weekly basis.”

A lawsuit involving sack tapping even ended up on the “Judge Judy” show.

Tags: Health care


7 posted on 05/30/2010 7:16:45 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: stillafreemind
I prefer the traditional term: Assault.
8 posted on 05/30/2010 7:16:56 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mylife

Why? Parents should definitely be made aware of this cruel practice, and teach their sons how to defend themselves.


9 posted on 05/30/2010 7:17:56 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: stillafreemind
This country is lost
10 posted on 05/30/2010 7:18:13 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: stillafreemind

Sounds like assault to me.


11 posted on 05/30/2010 7:18:17 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: mylife

Wow..I didn’t know that. I thought since Fox news is writing about it it would be okay to post it here. I really thought parents needed to know about this. I had no clue..but maybe I’m the only one who didn’t know about this.

I sure wasn’t trying to break any rules. I thought this was a serious subject.


12 posted on 05/30/2010 7:18:30 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

What ever happened to a simple card game of “Crazy 8s”, aka, “Knuckles”?


13 posted on 05/30/2010 7:18:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MrEdd

WTF.


14 posted on 05/30/2010 7:18:53 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Palladin

I agree, but the mod pulled it and said “no thanks”


15 posted on 05/30/2010 7:19:33 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: stillafreemind

It is suitable material for FR.

Any article warning of danger to children should be acceptable.

Thank you for starting this thread.


16 posted on 05/30/2010 7:20:12 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: stillafreemind

Actualization of self-hate for being a boy as taught by their man-hating, lesbian, leftist teachers. Girl power!


17 posted on 05/30/2010 7:20:50 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: mylife

Some of these Sunday mods are prissy old women who faint at the mention of “balls”...even in this context.


18 posted on 05/30/2010 7:21:08 PM PDT by Palladin (Commodore Obama: "Damn the Constitution. Full speed ahead!")
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To: stillafreemind

Those dumb enough to do it are probably the ones we don’t want to breed...


19 posted on 05/30/2010 7:21:14 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Ciexyz
Let's not minimize things.

The perpetrators of this stuff need some time in juvenile detention. If that damages their little futures well, it aught to.

20 posted on 05/30/2010 7:21:35 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Palladin

Whew! Thanks. I don’t like to cause trouble or anything. I guess I was just appalled that this was going on. We have young boys in the family and I had no clue.


21 posted on 05/30/2010 7:22:50 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

It is serious.

I wasnt dinging you for posting.


22 posted on 05/30/2010 7:23:09 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Palladin

Well I wont comment.


23 posted on 05/30/2010 7:24:00 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: MrEdd

They probably need to be kicked square in the nuts


24 posted on 05/30/2010 7:24:55 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: gogogodzilla
"Those dumb enough to do it are probably the ones we don’t want to breed..."

I don't think the victims are volunteering and they're the ones who are being removed from the gene pool.

25 posted on 05/30/2010 7:25:35 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: stillafreemind

I just went to that site and got all confused. There’s a video ad for “Underjams” next to the ball tapping article. There are three little boys playing hacky-sack, kicking around this little ball, and then they tackle each other.

I thought the video was showing an example of ball tapping, but it wasn’t that at all. They were kicking the ball, not having their balls kicked.


26 posted on 05/30/2010 7:26:32 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Flag_This

They are volunteering.

Our kids are marching off the cliff.


27 posted on 05/30/2010 7:26:39 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Ciexyz

Epic WTF.


28 posted on 05/30/2010 7:27:07 PM PDT by Lobsterback
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To: stillafreemind

It is a serious subject. Thank you for posting it.


29 posted on 05/30/2010 7:27:58 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: mylife

Roshambo!


30 posted on 05/30/2010 7:28:05 PM PDT by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: mylife
But were you tapping him?

This stuff went on at my jr high in the sixties. Back then we called it "racking." There was also the towel-popping in the locker room.

Dunno if they're hitting harder now, but you definitely had to watch your family jewels when I was in school.

31 posted on 05/30/2010 7:28:21 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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32 posted on 05/30/2010 7:29:18 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: mylife
No.

They need to stand before a court and be sent to a facility where the weight and inappropriateness of their violent actions can be brought home to them, their egotism can be dealt with, and where they can't bother decent children.

33 posted on 05/30/2010 7:29:19 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: stillafreemind

When you consider how many times this has been portrayed in the movies and TV over the past 20 years as being hilarious and without repercussions, it’s not surprising.


34 posted on 05/30/2010 7:29:50 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Richard Kimball

Who’s tappin what?


35 posted on 05/30/2010 7:30:02 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Admin Moderator

You are welcome and thank you!


36 posted on 05/30/2010 7:30:22 PM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Wow, something new. Where do they think the expression “wear a cup” came from?


37 posted on 05/30/2010 7:31:06 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: stillafreemind

I am so naive on so many things..

Like this


38 posted on 05/30/2010 7:32:11 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: mylife

Amputate the perps penis as an object lesson. That will stop it straight-up.


39 posted on 05/30/2010 7:33:09 PM PDT by Surrounded_too (Robot machine guns and the Dirty Dozen)
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To: MrEdd

These kids are struggling to show their manhood.

They are coddled and stupid and unguided.

Its twisted.


40 posted on 05/30/2010 7:33:09 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: historyrepeatz
Actualization of self-hate for being a boy as taught by their man-hating, lesbian, leftist teachers. Girl power!

Bingo. That's why it's marginalized by the word "tap."

It should be treated as violent assault with suspencsion and criminal charges, nothing less.

You can be damn sure that if it ever became popular to do something similiar to girls, there would be candlelight vigils and demands for the death penalty.

41 posted on 05/30/2010 7:33:11 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: mylife; stillafreemind
Last time this topic was posted the mods pulled it,

Twice.

42 posted on 05/30/2010 7:33:17 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: stillafreemind; wagglebee; little jeremiah

You’re right, it is a serious topic and I am also glad that you reposted it.

It certainly needs to be seen so that parents are aware and can do what they can to protect their sons.

Thank you.


44 posted on 05/30/2010 7:35:36 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

And I dont understand why.


45 posted on 05/30/2010 7:35:37 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: metmom

Yup.

It is a very unpleasant subject.


46 posted on 05/30/2010 7:35:57 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Palladin

It wasn’t a Sunday mod.....

The last two were pulled yesterday.


47 posted on 05/30/2010 7:36:27 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: stillafreemind
Gee, I feel dumb.

I thought this was a story about kids playing baseball

48 posted on 05/30/2010 7:37:54 PM PDT by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: mylife
"They are volunteering. Our kids are marching off the cliff."

I re-read the article and still couldn't find any indication that the victims were asking to be hit in the groin. The assailant might think it's a great game - the victim, not so much.

Our kids are being led off a cliff.

49 posted on 05/30/2010 7:38:07 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: metmom

These kids are struggling with manhood but they have not been taught honor or decency.


50 posted on 05/30/2010 7:38:20 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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