Not it! Mass. elementary school bans tag
ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Tag, you're out! Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.
Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School Principal Gaylene Heppe, who approved the ban.
At what point did it become acceptable to have every aspect of a child’s life micromanaged?
Here is a surprise for all these parents who don’t have enough to worry about: kids are going to get hurt. Yep, no amount of parental involvement is going to stop that, and thank God for it! Bumping heads, scratching knees, and getting injured is part of growing up. Lord knows where I would be if it wasn’t for all my childhood injuries that made me who I am today.
Relax parents, let your kids have their childhood for crying out loud.