Skip to comments.Is Your Boy Ball Tapping? Has He Been Injured by Ball Tapping?
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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What a sick generation of young kids.
There won’t be enough psychiatrists in the world to heal all these wounded children.
When I was 14 touching another dudes junk was an invitation to an butt whoopin.......
What next??? Our society and culture is having a nervous breakdown...
Last time this topic was posted the mods pulled it,
Yup. It's crazy. I pack a 380 pistol every where I go these days. (All legal of course)
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
Why? Parents should definitely be made aware of this cruel practice, and teach their sons how to defend themselves.
Sounds like assault to me.
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.
What ever happened to a simple card game of “Crazy 8s”, aka, “Knuckles”?
I agree, but the mod pulled it and said “no thanks”
It is suitable material for FR.
Any article warning of danger to children should be acceptable.
Thank you for starting this thread.
Actualization of self-hate for being a boy as taught by their man-hating, lesbian, leftist teachers. Girl power!
Some of these Sunday mods are prissy old women who faint at the mention of “balls”...even in this context.
Those dumb enough to do it are probably the ones we don’t want to breed...
The perpetrators of this stuff need some time in juvenile detention. If that damages their little futures well, it aught to.
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.
It is serious.
I wasnt dinging you for posting.
Well I wont comment.
They probably need to be kicked square in the nuts
I don't think the victims are volunteering and they're the ones who are being removed from the gene pool.
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.
They are volunteering.
Our kids are marching off the cliff.
It is a serious subject. Thank you for posting it.
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.
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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.
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.
Who’s tappin what?
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Wow, something new. Where do they think the expression “wear a cup” came from?
I am so naive on so many things..
Amputate the perps penis as an object lesson. That will stop it straight-up.
These kids are struggling to show their manhood.
They are coddled and stupid and unguided.
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.
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.
And I dont understand why.
It is a very unpleasant subject.
It wasn’t a Sunday mod.....
The last two were pulled yesterday.
I thought this was a story about kids playing baseball
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.
These kids are struggling with manhood but they have not been taught honor or decency.
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