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    Default Nanny State: British School Bans Children from Playing ‘Tag’

    Can't be kids any more! Teach the kids lack of tolerance. Maybe fine $$ them or others if someone feels insulted by what they say. Play "too rough" and it's game over. Mixture of both countries.... And if you don't have a ton of games, balls and other tools at your disposal, don't even dare using your arms or fingers as utilities, as if you were going to punch or hit someone, or fake shoot someone. Now you're talking being expelled maybe, or maybe even arrested!

    And we aren't talking adults with maybe "mafia like" people using hidden hand codes to maybe hire someone to take out an enemy, or maybe your wife. Nope, we're talking about CHILDREN.

    And you can teach them about sex. You can teach them about the lbgtq garbage, and may even be forced to in some areas. Other folks weird sexual desires may be the thing that must be tolerated now.

    But no more fun. That's being outlawed. 'clapping games'... or whatever, we're talking children's games here - are "triggering". WTF PEOPLE?? This is the effing weird adults pushing this crap down on the kids. And then we wonder why things are so drastically different, and worse today.

    And teaching them that Disney is racist and sexist. Again, that's from adults.

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    Nanny State: British School Bans Children from Playing ‘Tag’

    A primary school in the English seaside resort town of Brighton has banned children from playing the playground game ‘Tag’, claiming the game was “too rough” and encouraging kids to play with “gentle hands”.

    Children have been playing tag and other ‘chase games’ for centuries; a version of the game was even mentioned in poetry from Ancient Greece, over 2,000 years ago.

    But modern-day British boys and girls are not capable of handling games like tag and British bulldog, argues Joanne Smith, the headmistress at the Rudyard Kipling Primary School & Nursery in Brighton.

    In a letter to parents, Mrs Smith said: “To clarify, ‘gentle hands’ does not mean ‘no touching’. The children are, of course, allowed to hold hands or play clapping games with a friend should they wish to.”

    “Gentle Hands simply means playing games outside that do not need to be physical. This will ensure the playground is a happy, safe and calm place where everyone can enjoy their lunchtime running around and getting the exercise we know is important to them”, she added.

    Just how long ‘clapping games’ will be permitted on the playground remains to be seen, however, given it has been deemed too triggering for students at the University of Oxford.



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    In one word: Preposterous!

    I am guessing games like '1, 2, 3, Red Light' and 'Capture the Flag' would be frowned on as well.
    And what about snowball fights, dodge ball?

    Things are getting stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimnyc View Post
    Can't be kids any more! Teach the kids lack of tolerance. Maybe fine $$ them or others if someone feels insulted by what they say. Play "too rough" and it's game over. Mixture of both countries.... And if you don't have a ton of games, balls and other tools at your disposal, don't even dare using your arms or fingers as utilities, as if you were going to punch or hit someone, or fake shoot someone. Now you're talking being expelled maybe, or maybe even arrested!

    And we aren't talking adults with maybe "mafia like" people using hidden hand codes to maybe hire someone to take out an enemy, or maybe your wife. Nope, we're talking about CHILDREN.

    And you can teach them about sex. You can teach them about the lbgtq garbage, and may even be forced to in some areas. Other folks weird sexual desires may be the thing that must be tolerated now.

    But no more fun. That's being outlawed. 'clapping games'... or whatever, we're talking children's games here - are "triggering". WTF PEOPLE?? This is the effing weird adults pushing this crap down on the kids. And then we wonder why things are so drastically different, and worse today.

    And teaching them that Disney is racist and sexist. Again, that's from adults.

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    Nanny State: British School Bans Children from Playing ‘Tag’

    A primary school in the English seaside resort town of Brighton has banned children from playing the playground game ‘Tag’, claiming the game was “too rough” and encouraging kids to play with “gentle hands”.

    Children have been playing tag and other ‘chase games’ for centuries; a version of the game was even mentioned in poetry from Ancient Greece, over 2,000 years ago.

    But modern-day British boys and girls are not capable of handling games like tag and British bulldog, argues Joanne Smith, the headmistress at the Rudyard Kipling Primary School & Nursery in Brighton.

    In a letter to parents, Mrs Smith said: “To clarify, ‘gentle hands’ does not mean ‘no touching’. The children are, of course, allowed to hold hands or play clapping games with a friend should they wish to.”

    “Gentle Hands simply means playing games outside that do not need to be physical. This will ensure the playground is a happy, safe and calm place where everyone can enjoy their lunchtime running around and getting the exercise we know is important to them”, she added.

    Just how long ‘clapping games’ will be permitted on the playground remains to be seen, however, given it has been deemed too triggering for students at the University of Oxford.



    Rest - https://www.breitbart.com/europe/201...m-playing-tag/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    This is stupid
    Stupid .. yes. But, typical ... also 'yes'.

    This is what you get when political correctness overrides even sheer commonsense.

    I'm going to balance this up, though, with something which shows that my society, and its citizens, can still act out of decent standards.

    This refers to our equivalent of your 'Veterans Day', I think ...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...ester-50374253

    A man who admitted ruining a Remembrance Sunday event by setting off fireworks during a two-minute silence has been jailed for 16 weeks.

    Stuart Potts, 38, let off two fireworks as hundreds of people observed the silence at 11:00 GMT at the cenotaph in Eccles, Salford, on Sunday.

    Potts set off the fireworks while sitting on a ledge of a first-floor window in a nearby disused pub.

    He admitted throwing a firework in public, and a public order offence.

    Potts of Borough Road, Salford, who has 21 previous convictions, claimed he was given the fireworks by someone else and lit them "as a mark of respect" to emulate the volley of shots fired at some Remembrance Day events.

    Sentencing him at Manchester Magistrates' Court, District Judge Mark Hadfield said he did not believe Potts' story.

    He added: "I rather doubt that anybody in their right mind would think letting them off in the middle of that ceremony was a mark of respect.

    "It shows a staggering lack of respect for those attending and those being remembered."

    The fireworks exploded above the cenotaph as the Last Post ended.

    Beth Pilling, prosecuting, told the court the first resulted in loud bangs, and the second - a rocket - flew above the heads of the crowd gathered at the service.

    The court heard a crowd of angry veterans gathered outside the pub window in Church Street shouting, "Get him out!" and tried to break the door of the pub down, while others attempted to climb up to the window.

    When Potts appeared at the window to remonstrate with the crowd, a number of traffic cones were thrown at him before he was arrested.

    The court heard a statement from an ex-Royal Marine who was at the event to place a cross on the cenotaph for a fallen comrade.

    He said the loud bangs reminded him of combat and it had affected his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    It was the most disrespectful thing he had witnessed at such an event, he added. No injuries were reported.
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