Skip to comments.School Bans Tag After Parents Complain
Posted on 08/29/2007 5:11:41 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A Colorado Springs elementary school is banning the game of tag on its playground -- after some children complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will.
Assistant Principal Cindy Fesgen of the Discovery Canyon Campus school said running games will be allowed, as long as students don't chase each other.
Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban, but most parents and children didn't object.
Two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in 2005 in favor of alternatives with less physical contact. Officials at Evans and Meridian Ranch elementaries say that encouraged more students to play games, and helped reduce playground squabbles.
Colorado Springs schools are not alone. Schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., Spokane, Wash., and Attleboro, Mass., have banned tag at recess. A suburban Charleston, S.C., school not only banned tagged, but outlawed all unsupervised contact sports.
Well, I guess dodge ball is out - too competitive and violent.
Morbidly obese games such as click the remote and fluff the pillow will be substituted.
Send them to school wrapped in bubble wrap and bolt them to the floor as soon as they get there. Darn kids, always doing childish things...
And people wonder why kids are so fat today.
“running games will be allowed, as long as students don’t chase each other.”
Racing with a pair of scissors in your hand is always a fun competition. Especially when it is an obstacle race.
Kickball would be out too.
Love your tagline!
I think we are already there, just waiting for someone to turn out the lights.
A typical spineless school administrator who can’t investigate a specific incident and determine if anything inappropriate was done by specific kids. Just ban the fun for all, play it super safe and cover your rear end.
The professional educator class in government schools today seem bent on trying to make every student some sort of effete pansy. In the long run, it's a terrible idea. It is counter to human nature and natural competitiveness.
Just wait until Junior gets out in the real world.
Maybe suburban kids are being forced by the State to share the playground with the kids of illegal aliens who are just honing their later life skills.
What do they want young boys to do; play hopscotch or jump rope with the girls. School administrators and parents trying to wussify young boys.
We didn’t have play balls in Detroit 35 years ago. We used bricks.
Looks like the school invented a new game “fag”
What a bunch of whining sissies
TAG!!! You’re an idiot!!!!
(to the parents)
My children are over here making comments, “School bans school work, because children complain that it’s too hard.”
Okay, how many here will admit to having played an informal game of Dodge Rock way back when?
Mumbley peg has been banned for years
They all need a good old fashion ass wiping.
Do you know what splits mean?
But then what if they have to go to the bathroom?
I guess not.
Yes. At least the pusillanimous pu$$ies of blue America are. Those of us who remember what it means to be Americans need to hold out and pray for rain.
Is either “keep away” or “smear the queer” still played these days?
In Junior High, we played “Eleven Booty”, a particularly painful form of all-against-all basketball. If you scored 11 points, you were out. Last one out had to hug the basketball pole while the winners took turns launching the basketball (at high speed) at his posterior (hence the name). The number of “lashes” depended on the number of players: e.g. five players, the first player out got five shots, the second four, etc.
You did NOT want to be the last player out in 11 Booty when they were 10 players. You’d have trouble sitting for all your afternoon classes.
How about an “action” playground and a “wuss” playground? Probably illegal.
Your’e a very observant man
Sounds like a good rite of passage game to me L0L
Hey MotleyGirl70, tag you’re “it.”
This pisses me off, WTF is wrong with us? Why are more parents not standing up against this madness? Many other countries teach there kids to KILL the infedel but we teach our kids to understand and accept.... we are doomed....
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
In about 7 days, the kids will all be playing tag again. This happened at a local elementary school. The kids gradually ignored the ban and I guess the teachers felt pretty foolish after a while and quit trying to enforce it.
But any principal who would ban tag *is* an ass.
Geez, tag was just ritual courtship. Boys purposely chased girls they liked, but were too ashamed to admit it and vice versa. I was the slowest person in the class (very well known) and was “it” about the same as everyone else. And yes, if a boy REALLY liked you it was pretty much harrassment.
You know what? I just had a Eureka moment. All that great and hilarious tag must be the reason for all of my failed relationships.
T.V. tag was my favorite.
One of the games the kids created is a form of wall ball.
They take a tennis ball and throw it against one of the walls, as it bounces back they attempt to catch it.
If they go for it and miss, they have to face the wall, and the kid throwing the ball get a free shot at hitting the other in the back, with the tennis ball (they have to stand pretty far away when the throw it.
The kids don't whale it too hard cause they know they could be the next one facing the wall.
The kids love the game.
I know, I didn’t believe it at first, either.
And another thing, I was a punny kid in 1970’s and we played dodgeball at recess all the time and I always got picked last, always got creamed, but loved every minute of it. It builds character and well I guess liberals dont like building character on the young ones.....
We have some insane people in our country!! It’s life folks, some get chased, some get tagged. Get over it! What a bunch of sissies people are rearing!
I bet the Chinese kids are playing tag, murder ball and shoot the tail off the donkey and elephant (with real ammo)!