Dodge Ball banned in Schools

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#1 Posted by r-teest (947 posts) -

...well, at least in the New Hampshire school district. I won't be surprised if this spreads further though. There have been many cases recently of elementary-aged students being suspended for things like Hello Kitty bubble guns among other things. The New Hampshire school district is eliminating "human target activities" and things which promote violence, in this case, dodge ball. Link

Thoughts? Are schools becoming too paranoid?

#2 Posted by KiIIyou (27146 posts) -
I loved that game! :o
#3 Posted by JML897 (33125 posts) -
A small school district in one of the most irrelevant states in the country took out dodgeball from their curriculum. This should not be national news.
#4 Posted by ScreamDream (3953 posts) -

Fun game. A game you can hit somebody bigger than you. Oh well.

#5 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Poor kids. It's fun hitting other people with balls.

#6 Posted by Retro_Future (127 posts) -

Well that's silly. 

#7 Posted by sonicare (53468 posts) -

I like those schools that try to promote that idea that eveyrone who participates in a sport is a winner.  There are no losers and if you just show up, you get a medal.  Then when those kids go out into the real world and face some kind of adversity, they are clueless.  Sometimes kids need to learn how to lose and get back up again.

#8 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

If the public school systems continue down this path, pretty soon we're going to have entire generations of kids that are scared to even leave the house.

#9 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

This is stupid.

#10 Posted by RadecSupreme (4669 posts) -

Ridiculous.

#11 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13933 posts) -

this is some surreal news

#12 Posted by Oleg_Huzwog (21885 posts) -

Remember, dodgeball is a sport of violence, exclusion, and degradation.  So when you're picking players in gym class, remember to pick the bigger, stronger kids for your team.  That way, you can all gang up on the weaker ones, like Winston here.

#13 Posted by hydralisk86 (8537 posts) -
Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.
#14 Posted by dave123321 (34076 posts) -

If the public school systems continue down this path, pretty soon we're going to have entire generations of kids that are scared to even leave the house.

Pirate700
#15 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -
I think it's just another example of health & safety taking away all the fun things.
#16 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Horrible news, dodge ball is fun.

#17 Posted by wis3boi (31382 posts) -

It's been banned around here for over a decade

#18 Posted by konvikt_17 (22237 posts) -

Its been banned in my area since i was in middle school.

the teachers just made up a game very similar to dodgeball, but added in a couple things.

essentially, it was dodgeball,so we were happy.

#19 Posted by The_Lipscomb (2194 posts) -

People need to stop being so sensitive.

#20 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3910 posts) -

couple things.

dodge ball is fun, school already sucks, why make it worse?

They're trying to turn kids into fat pus sies now getting rid of everything physical.

They're teaching kids that there's no competition in the real world when there very much is. They're under preparing them.

#21 Posted by The_Lipscomb (2194 posts) -

couple things.

dodge ball is fun, school already sucks, why make it worse?

They're trying to turn kids into fat pus sies now getting rid of everything physical.

They're teaching kids that there's no competition in the real world when there very much is. They're under preparing them.

MakeMeaSammitch
Seriously.. College hit me hard the first year because my public education was absolutely terrible.. I was not prepared at all.
#22 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Nanny state trying to save people from themselves.
#23 Posted by wis3boi (31382 posts) -

Nanny state trying to save people from themselves.Zeviander

When I was in middle school, they came out with a new rule that kids couldn't trade food or share :P

#24 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

I think it's just another example of health & safety taking away all the fun things. MonoSilver

Love the sig.

#25 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3910 posts) -

Also on the whole bullying issue. I think we're trying to get rid of bullying, which is impossible, rather than teach kids to cope or combat it. There's bullying in the real world, and that won't ever not be true so long as there is compition, dominant people, douchebags and assh*les.

There's this one manager at my work that's a real dick and lays into everybody; tries to over work the people he manages, treats them like crap, tries to blame his mistakes on them ect. ect. One of my co-workers saw this one day, a 60 year old woman, got in his face and told him to knock it off. 

He's now much more docile now and seems to be afraid of her.

kids aren't getting that experience as much anymore. What are they going to do when they enevitably encounter a bully at work, college, at the bar, ect.

#26 Posted by PiscesChick93 (10687 posts) -

Awh, but that game is fun. =(

#27 Posted by jaqulle999 (2897 posts) -

Dodgeball has been banned for a long time in my district. I wish we had it.  Back in middle school we got around it by calling it medic ball and playing with foam balls.

#28 Posted by Kats_RK (2080 posts) -

Awh, but that game is fun. =(

PiscesChick93

It was the only game i liked in school.

#29 Posted by tocool340 (20523 posts) -
Well, its not like any of the school I went to had it so its no big deal to me...
#30 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"]I think it's just another example of health & safety taking away all the fun things. Michael0134567

Love the sig.

Hehe thanks. Just changed it again.
#31 Posted by BossPerson (9469 posts) -
kids have been pussified enough....
#32 Posted by Canuck3000 (40562 posts) -
What a joke. I'm so glad I grew up in the 90s
#33 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"]I think it's just another example of health & safety taking away all the fun things. MonoSilver

Love the sig.

Hehe thanks. Just changed it again.

Love this one too. :P As you can see, I like having more than one picture in my sig.

#34 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34149 posts) -

Bunch of wusses I tell you what.

#35 Posted by MonoSilver (1525 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"][QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

Love the sig.

Michael0134567

Hehe thanks. Just changed it again.

Love this one too. :P As you can see, I like having more than one picture in my sig.

I can just about manage putting images together but am usually too lazy so just stick a fuzzy border on one.
#36 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

[QUOTE="MonoSilver"] Hehe thanks. Just changed it again.MonoSilver

Love this one too. :P As you can see, I like having more than one picture in my sig.

I can just about manage putting images together but am usually too lazy so just stick a fuzzy border on one.

I have trouble putting images together, so I just get a friend to do it for me.

#37 Posted by Rioichi21Cooper (227 posts) -

couple things.

dodge ball is fun, school already sucks, why make it worse?

They're trying to turn kids into fat pus sies now getting rid of everything physical.

They're teaching kids that there's no competition in the real world when there very much is. They're under preparing them.

MakeMeaSammitch
#38 Posted by Allicrombie (25197 posts) -
The future of humanity seen in Wall E draws closer every day.
#39 Posted by KnightSkull (1701 posts) -

if-you-can-dodge-a-wrench-you-can-dodge-.

#40 Posted by II_Seraphim_II (20493 posts) -
I feel bad for kids nowadays. Parents are so over protective! I remember all the crazy stuff i would do as a child. Constantly getting hurt but damn was it a ton of fun!
#41 Posted by waterproof9 (682 posts) -

Too bad for the kids. I liked this game and I was good at it.

#42 Posted by SaaayWhaaaaaaa (22 posts) -
That sucks. I loved hitting people's faces with my balls.
#43 Posted by gamerguru100 (10629 posts) -

LOL New Hampshire

#44 Posted by lamprey263 (23965 posts) -
that's stupid, it's getting banned because that guys kid was being bullied, that's stupid because dodge ball isn't going to stop the kid from being bullied, they'll pick on him at lunch, in the halls, in the bathroom, in the classroom, unless that gets solved dodge ball isn't going to change a thing, just tell the kid not to play dodge ball with those kids anymore, and if he gets picked on by the girls play hopscotch then he's got issues that will require many many specialists
#45 Posted by JML897 (33125 posts) -

that's stupid, it's getting banned because that guys kid was being bullied, that's stupid because dodge ball isn't going to stop the kid from being bullied, they'll pick on him at lunch, in the halls, in the bathroom, in the classroom, unless that gets solved dodge ball isn't going to change a thing, just tell the kid not to play dodge ball with those kids anymore, and if he gets picked on by the girls play hopscotch then he's got issues that will require many many specialistslamprey263

If anything I think it'll get the kid more bullied. "What a p*ssy, he cried to his dad to get dodgeball banned!"

I think dodgeball could've even been an equalizer where the bullied kid could actually get back at the kids who were bullying him.

#46 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Poor kids. It's fun hitting other people with balls.

Michael0134567
LOL
#47 Posted by Horgen (110134 posts) -
What's next? Ban fun?
#48 Posted by Retro_Future (127 posts) -

What's next? Ban fun? horgen123

Shh! You're giving them ideas. 

#49 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -
What's next? Ban fun? horgen123
If we keep letting these atheist run the schools I think you're right.