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Offline daywalker926Topic starter

School bans ALL physical contact
« on: February 08, 2010, 03:46:20 PM »
Middle School Over-Reacts by Banning Physical Contact
Gotta love parents these days. And yes that was sarcasm.

Offline daywalker926Topic starter

Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 04:03:29 PM »
What do you guys think?

Offline WhiteyChan

Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 04:14:56 PM »
I think.. that guy's a tool.

Also, that's kinda ridiculous.

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Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 04:51:05 PM »
This is not new.

Offline Serephino

Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 08:35:32 PM »
This is like dodge ball getting banned when I was in school.  Some kid got a broken nose or something.  People are always overreacting.

Offline The Emperor Zelos

Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 09:15:15 AM »
this is done in america =/

Its hardly a suprise then

Offline DannyCottonTail

Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 06:46:25 PM »
If a school bans all physical contact, then how do kids play sports? I just hope the teachers don't have to stick to the same policy...

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Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 08:39:33 PM »
If a school bans all physical contact, then how do kids play sports? I just hope the teachers don't have to stick to the same policy...

Yeah, I was about to say, playing football must be a real trick...

Offline Jude

Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 04:14:07 AM »
The guy states a lot of "facts" without giving any statistical data to back up what he's saying.  I don't know if the incidence of fights has increased or decreased, but if the way he's presented the information is indicative of his thought process he has no idea what he's talking about.

I do agree it's extreme to ban all physical contact and unnecessary.  I think it's insane to threaten expulsion for breaking that ban in non-harmful ways (hugs, high-fives), but at the same time I don't see why we need hugging and high fiving etc. going on in our schools to begin with.  Some leniency for PE is the only area where I think it's necessary for it to be allowed for the sake of preserving the old educational experience.

The ban shouldn't affect education negatively in any way as long as the more extreme provisions aren't carried out so... I don't really care about it.
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Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 09:04:37 AM »
We're human. We learn and bond through touch. When a baby cries, it's not enough to just speak to it in a soothing tone - you generally have to pick the baby up, cradle it, rub its back, etc. When we see a dog or a cat, the first thing kids want to do is pet it (and most adults, too). When we're feeling lost or alone or overwhelmed, many of us get into the "I just want a hug :-(" state of mind. We're very tactile. And you know what? It doesn't matter if it's nature or nurture (probably a little bit of both, given that most cultures seem to have conversational touching but different cultures are more touchy than others, and yes, there was a study done on it), because these kids are still being nurtured in much the same way at home. Unless there's a huge counterculture movement from the school and whatnot, they are still going to learn those mannerisms, which means that banning touch is isolationary. Whether it's necessary or not depends on the severity of the injuries at each school, I suppose.

Offline Serephino

Re: School bans ALL physical contact
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 07:44:58 PM »
Yes, we're hardwired as social creatures.  We need physical contact.  It releases some sort of chemical in our brains.  I can't remember what it's called but it gives us a good feeling.

http://www.teachingexpertise.com/articles/the-importance-of-physical-touch-1628

I even found an article....